Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic, by Niven, Jennifer, Hyperion, New York, 2003. Stated First Edition. Gilt spine titles; original maroon cloth boards; rough cut edges. Illustrated with b / w plates. Volume is in unread, pristine condition; dust jacket is price clipped with very slight top edge wear.
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 Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada s never-before-seen diaries. 000563 $12