Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
by David Roberts (9780743272315)

Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
 
David Roberts
Release Date: 01 January 0001
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Category: Polar Regions
ISBN: 9780743272315
ISBN-10: 0743272315



While reading Valerian Albanov's "In the Land of White Death, " David Roberts came across the mention of an old legend of four shipwrecked Russian sailors who had managed to survive six years stranded on a barren island in the high Arctic. Incredulous, Roberts -- an expert on exploration literature who had never heard of this account -- was determined to learn the truth behind this extraordinary story. Little did he know that his search would ultimately bring him closer to the experiences of these four survivors than he had imagined.

In 1743 four survivors of a Russian shipwreck in the Arctic Ocean were trapped on a tiny island with only twenty pounds of flour for food. With ingenuity and courage they endured six years of nearly unimaginable hardship, with only driftwood to fuel their life-saving fires, and the constant threat of attack from polar bears (they would kill ten with homemade lances). Roberts's quest to document their story would take him across two continents and culminate in his own expedition to the remote and desolate shores where these mysterious sailors had been marooned. Riveting and haunting, "Four Against the Arctic" chronicles an incredible true story.

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