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Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic (original 2003; edition 2004)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 078688746X, Paperback)Now in paperback, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic.
In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned.
When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition, her goal was simple: earn money and find a husband. But her terrifying experiences -- both in the wild and back in civilization -- comprise one of the most amazing untold adventures of the 20th century. Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely hero.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:40:30 -0400)
It was controversial explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson who sent four young men and Ada Blackjack into the far North to colonize desolate, uninhabited Wrangel Island. They took with them six months' worth of supplies but as winter set in, they were struck by hardship and tragedy. Soon Ada found herself totally alone. Upon her miraculous return after two years on the island, the international press heralded her as the female Robinson Crusoe. This is the inspiring tale of a woman who survived a terrible time in the wild only to face a different but equally trying ordeal back in civilization.--Publisher's description.
(summary from another edition)