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Ada Blackjack

(2003)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island n September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great Britain. Two years later, Ada Blackjack emerged as the sole survivor of this ambitious polar expedition. This young, unskilled woman-who had headed to the Arctic in search of money and a husband-conquered the seemingly unconquerable north and survived all alone after her male companions had perished. Following her triumphant return to civilization, the international press proclaimed her the female Robinson Crusoe. But whatever stories the press turned out came from the imaginations of reporters: Ada Blackjack refused to speak to anyone about her horrific two years in the Arctic. Only on one occasion-after charges were published falsely accusing her of causing the death of one her companions-did she speak up for herself. Jennifer Niven has created an absorbing, compelling history of this remarkable woman, taking full advantage of the wealth of first-hand resources about Ada that exist, including her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished diaries from other primary characters, and interviews with Ada's surviving son. Ada Blackjack is more than a rugged tale of a woman battling the elements to survive in the frozen north-it is the story of a hero.



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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 1-4395-6658-5 / 978-1-4395-6658-9 (USA edition)
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 0-7868-6863-5 / 978-0-7868-6863-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ada Blackjack
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 0-7868-8746-X / 978-0-7868-8746-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion - Acquired Assets
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Hachette Books
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