Labyrinth of Ice

The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition by Buddy Levy

  • Published: Aug 23, 2020

"Listen to this if you want to hear a narrator at the top of his game recount a fascinating-and at times disturbing-true story of adventure, disaster, discovery, cannibalism, and more. Will Damron makes Levy's fascinating account of the Greely... read more

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Details of Labyrinth of Ice

Exact title of the book
Labyrinth of Ice
Book author
Buddy Levy
ISBN
9781250242808
Publisher
Macmillan Audio
Published
Dec 03, 2019
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
about 1200 kB

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"Listen to this if you want to hear a narrator at the top of his game recount a fascinating-and at times disturbing-true story of adventure, disaster, discovery, cannibalism, and more. Will Damron makes Levy's fascinating account of the Greely (Polar) Expedition come to life... This is a harrowing adventure story and a great listen." AudioFile Magazine Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration.

In July 1881, Lt. A. W.

Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made.

Greely and his men confronted every possible challengevicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darknessas they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came.

250 miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greelys wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission.

Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice he and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now new dangers awaited insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism.

As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life. Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortuneat any costand how their journey changed the world. Praise for Labyrinth of Ice "Polar exploration is utter madness.

It is the insistence of life where life shouldnt exist. And so, Labyrinth of Ice shows you exactly what happens when the unstoppable meets the unmovable. Buddy Levy outdoes himself here.

The details and story are magnificent." - Brad Meltzer, New York Time bestselling author of The First Conspiracy "An engaging, superbly written, and meticulously researched chronicle of the Greely expedition that proves it is one of the most engaging adventure narratives ever. With cinematic prose, great economy of language, and vivid descriptions, Levy places readers in the middle of the action More than a nonfiction book about an expedition, Labyrinth of Ice reads like an outstanding script for an action movie." NPR

About author

LEVY is the author of No Barriers A Blind Mans Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, GERONIMO Leadership Strategies of An American Warrior, and River of Darkness Francisco Orellanas Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon. His books have been published in seven languages. He lives in Idaho.

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