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THE ICE MASTER: THE DOOMED 1912 VOYAGE OF THE KARLUK Jennifer Niven 2000 1st ed or 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
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New York, Hyperion, 2000, 1st edition or 2nd printing. 402 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

The 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition was perhaps the worst-planned arctic exploration in history. The captain declared the ship unfit for the voyage upon seeing it, and the crew consisted of young sailors who had no arctic experience, and scientists who would be better off teaching in a classroom than searching for an undiscovered arctic continent.
 
Niven's first book, unlike the voyage, is well-researched and thorough. Screenwriter Niven captivates with her reconstruction of the doomed crew's efforts to survive the harshness of the polar winter, disease, hunger and their own clashing personalities. She expertly captures the feelings of the crew about their situation and about each other, and meticulously recounts the daily activities of the 25 crew members (11 survived), during their long stay as castaways on a small arctic Island.
 
The story does read slowly at points, especially near the beginning of the book. The pace picks up as the book progresses, with the most exciting part being the heroic account of the captain's 700-mile trek from the crew's camp to Siberia in search of a ship that he could use to rescue his men. 

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