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Ordeal by Ice is the thrilling account of the great Northern explorers: men who struggled, starved, and finally conquered the capricious forces of the bitter Northern winter in a centuries-long search for the Northwest Passage. The stories, compiled by award-winning author Farley Mowat and presented in gripping, firsthand narratives, capture both the stark drama of the struggle for survival and the breathtaking panorama of virgin Arctic lands.
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“Read this book in front of a roaring fireplace, for when you travel with Henry Hudson in an open boat on Hudson Bay, you’ll shiver.”
– The Windsor Star
“ Ordeal by Ice…an altogether fascinating glimpse of civilized man in the earth’s most uncivilized land.”
Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1921, and grew up in Belleville, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. He served in World War II from 1940 until 1945, entering the army as a private and emerging with the rank of captain. He began writing for his living in 1949 after spending two years in the Arctic. Since 1949 he has lived in or visited almost every part of Canada and many other lands, including the distant regions of Siberia. He remains an inveterate traveller with a passion for remote places and peoples. He has twenty-five books to his name, which have been published in translations in over twenty languages in more than sixty countries. They include such internationally known works as People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, Westviking, The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float, Sibir, A Whale for the Killing, The Snow Walker, And No Birds Sang, and Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey. His short stories and articles have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Maclean’s, Atlantic Monthly and other magazines.
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Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 1973. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110771066260
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0771066260 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1270911
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0771066260