The Ice Master The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk by Jennifer Niven

The Ice MasterA one line review from Glamour on the cover of the book says, “Into Thin Air meets Titanic in this truly chilling adventure.” I couldn’t have summed it up better than that! I’m very glad that I was reading this book during the heat of the summer because it would be brutal to read in the winter when you would feel the described Arctic cold in your very bones. Written using actual diary and journal entries, plus newspaper accounts, this story tells itself without interpretation by the author. The hardships endured by the passengers on board the exploration ship Karluk are hard to read, but the well-written story draws you along every bitterly cold minute of their misadventures. I truly couldn’t put the book down.

Availability:  COSMOS and USMAI
Review Submitted by: Jane Kostenko
Rating: Must Read

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