Thursday, April 19, 2012

Win a copy of Farthest North America’s First Arctic Hero and His Horrible, Wonderful Voyage to the Frozen Top of the World

UPDATE: Nolan won and should be contacted soon.

New nonfiction from Byliner - - Farthest North
America’s First Arctic Hero and His Horrible, Wonderful: Voyage to the Frozen Top of the World by Todd Balf:

Winter 1854. The men had been trapped for almost two years, their ship frozen in a bank of ice. Some had lost limbs to scurvy and frostbite; some had succumbed to Arctic hysteria; all of them were starving, reduced to eating rats and the animal specimens they’d preserved for science. But one person remained undaunted: Elisha Kent Kane, the unlikely leader who would survive mutiny and near death to go farther north than anyone had before. This is the incredible, forgotten story of America’s first great Arctic expedition.
You can read an excerpt here, and buy a copy at Amazon. It's very good and particularly enjoyable if you've read Dan Simmons' novelization of the Arctic expedition that inspired Kane.

I also have one digital copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is open worldwide. I'll pick a winner Sunday night.


  1. This really sounds interesting!

    alfulghum13 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Count me in!

    peter (at) banternet (dot) com

  3. I had only heard of the better-chronicled Shackleton trip to Antarctica. Sounds fascinating. paulcharchian {at} hotmail.

  4. Rad.

    Gregory.s.cook (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Psyched! onanista251 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. wonder if anyone ever asked them to report their "study" on which animal specimen tasted the best
    nolan.frankville (at) gmail diggittydot com

  7. Heck yeah benwelte(at)gmail(dot)com