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GUTTRIDGE, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine : The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. NY: Putnams, (2000). First Printing. Pp 354,  pp plates. 8vo, blue spine with grey boards. "In July 1881, an expedition composed mainly of American soldiers sailed off to establish a scientific base in the remote Arctic region of Lady Franklin Bay. What happened afterward is a remarkable three-year saga of human achievement and human frailty, of heroism, hardship, bad luck and worse judgement. Compounded by deliberate political negligence back home...and increasingly fierce dissension in its own camp, the expedition's fate, and that of its would-be rescuers, eventually encompassed starvation, mutiny, suicide, shipwreck, execution...and cannibalism." -from the dj. Vg-fine in dj. 15.00
Title: Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. 1st pr in dj.
Publisher: Putnams, 2000, ISBN:0399145893:
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