Arctic Adventure: My Life in the Frozen North

November 30, 2020
Arctic Adventure: My Life in the Frozen North

Originally published in 1956, this book is a memoir by Danishexplorer Peter Freuchen, a close friend and travel companion ofArctic legend Knud Rasmussen, and ended up living in Greenland forfifteen years, 800 miles from the North Pole—adopting the nativeways of life, marrying an Inuit woman, and having two childrenalong the way.Arctic Adventure is filled with tales of seal and polar bearhunts, enduring starvation, encountering people who had resorted tocannibalism, and the stirring experience of seeing the sun againafter three months of winter darkness.Rich in human saga, Freuchen's warmth, wit, and literary talentmake this recollection of real-life adventure stories astand-out."Except for Richard E. Byrd, and despite his foreign beginnings,Freuchen was perhaps better known to more people in the UnitedStates than any other explorer of our time."—Evelyn Stefansson, TheNew York Times"[A] formidable and fascinating man"—Harriet Baker, AnOtherRichly illustrated throughout with maps and black-and-whitephotographs.