Ada Blackjack

A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

By Jennifer Niven
Hyperion Books, Paperback, 9780786887460, 431pp.

Publication Date: November 2004

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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 Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely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.

About the Author
Jennifer Niven is the author of "Velva Jean Learns to Drive", "The Aqua-Net Diaries", "Ada Blackjack", and "The Ice Master", named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by "Entertainment Weekly".
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