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  • Title: Midnight to the North : The Untold Story of the Inuit Woman Who Saved the Polaris Expedition
  • Author: Sheila Nickerson
  • ISBN: 9781585421336
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback

  • Midnight to the North : The Untold Story of the Inuit Woman Who Saved the Polaris Expedition By Sheila Nickerson In 1871, Charles Francis Hall s Polaris expedition set out to be the first official American party to reach the North Pole Five months later, the Polaris had become locked in ice and Hall was dead likely murdered The expedition members were set adrift for six months on the icy seas a fifteen hundred mile journey that all survived, thanks to the skills of Hall s translatIn 1871, Charles Francis Hall s Polaris expedition set out to be the first official American party to reach the North Pole Five months later, the Polaris had become locked in ice and Hall was dead likely murdered The expedition members were set adrift for six months on the icy seas a fifteen hundred mile journey that all survived, thanks to the skills of Hall s translator, Tookoolito, a thirty four year old woman subsequently referred to as the Sacagawea of the Ice In Midnight to the North, Sheila Nickerson brings to life the emotional struggle of a wildly various group of people forced to stay together despite one another s self centered failings during circumstances of extreme desperation Imaginatively re creating Tookoolito s life, she describes the Inuit woman s decades long relationship with Hall her presentation to the English court and experience as an exhibit in P T Barnum s museum and the undermining of her sturdy faith in her native heritage by Hall s stern and often treacherous world A meticulously researched, gripping story of awesome peril and fascinating insight, Midnight to the North debunks contemporary Polaris accounts and reveals an untold side of Arctic exploration.
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    Midnight to the North : The Untold Story of the Inuit Woman Who Saved the Polaris Expedition By Sheila Nickerson

    Commentaires:

    Kera88
    Sheila Nickerson is not a bad writer, the problem with this book is there is only 5 pages of information about Hannah the Inuit women who saved the Polaris Expedition the book is mostly full of varies information about the Inuit s way of life, and the attempts to conquer the icy land Sheila often got off track explaining the struggles she had with her sick mother in New York, which was really interesting then her attempts to discover information about what really happened with the Polaris exped [...]

    Lauren
    This book had so much potential but it took a horrible turn about 100 pages in The author suddenly turns this non fiction account of 1800 s arctic exploration into a personal account of her life and her mother s decline along with She starts to describe the weather based on astrology, and mentions that her mother s death must not be far off, because of the alignment of the stars She reports on documents she finds that are illegible and says what she wishes them to say as if these words actually [...]

    Mary Anne
    The author thoroughly researched and retold the story of a fascinating expedition But it was a peculiar marriage of documentation and embroiderous speculation towards what the author wished had happened The occasional peculiar sentence indicated the need for editing There was not much evidence that the Inuit woman saved the Polaris

    LInda L
    Interesting story, which deserved better than it got from Nickerson She had little to say about the heroine, but managed to wander off and talk about her own mother s illness It s STILL an untold story

    Nadia
    An interesting book that in no way justifies its title, though It really does not seem that the author s chosen female protagonist had any significant role in saving the Polaris expedition.

    Jan
    I cannot recommend this book, which does not at all fulfill the promise of the title The author needed a good editor to help her shape her book.

    Erika
    I really enjoy true adventure survival stories, and this one is pretty incredible After the captain of a polar expedition is mysteriously poisoned, his ship wrecks and 19 people are stranded on an ice floe in the arctic for 6 1 2 months, among them two Inuit families whose resourcefulness and local knowledge keep the group alive The first three chapters are really dense with place names and people that for me at least, tended to blur together I would recommend starting the book on chapter 4 Whil [...]

    Martha
    An amazing survival story and at times, the action is written quite well But, the author wanders a lot, even including current day visits to her mother She clearly did a lot of research and she makes an effort to provide the historical context for the voyage, but it is done awkwardly She ll write two paragraphs of the actual story and sandwich a couple pages of historic background between them Lastly, this is not the story of the Inuit Woman Who Saved the Polaris Expedition It is barely even th [...]

    Lee
    Artic tale of survival and subsistence living of the Inuit An expedition in the 1880 s trying to reach the North Pole became ice bound, then when the ship sank and the ice parted, half of the crew were adrift on an ice flow with an Inuit woman and her husband and 1 other Inuit hunter They kept the crew alive as they drifted out of Baffin Bay and the Davis straight into the open sea They survived for 5 months until pickup by chance by a whaler as the ice flow disintegrated under them Great story [...]

    Kathy
    It was a slog to finish this book, which is full of gross facts about Arctic exploration, from cannibalistic dogs to seal blood as a key source of water when all other liquids are frozen.The alleged goal of the book was to tell the tale of an Inuit woman who helped the explorers, but the author had so little information to go on that she had to tell the tale completely from the white man s point of view.The only sections I enjoyed were the brief passages when the author compared her mother s pro [...]

    Sandra D
    Three and a half stars, rounded up to four Very interesting, but the author kept wandering off the path It s surprising that her editor did not cut the bits about the author s aged mother, which did not add to or relate to the story in any away.

    Roxy
    This remarkable story describes the struggles, both physically and mentally, of a crew of explorers surviving the cruel elements on an ice flow.

    Selkie
    A very good book, but based almost entirely on the memoir of Tyson

    Robyn Grad
    I read this after reading Arctic Dreams so had read a bit about the expeditions to the Arctic region This is an amazing story of survival and loss.

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