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Tent life in Siberia

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Publisher:
Peregrine Smith Books,
Pub. Date:
1986.
Language:
English
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"An incredible adventure story. A real classic." --Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek In the 1860s, the Russian-American Telegraph Company set out to telegraphically connect the United States and Europe using lines running through the Bering Strait and Siberia. The failed expedition marked one of the first explorations of the vast Siberian wilderness, and George Kennan's tale of a seemingly endless land filled with wildlife and nomadic tribes is as entertaining today as it was 140 years ago. With biting humor and poignant insight, Kennan details his years fighting to survive a doomed mission. He depicts the quiet loneliness of the desolate landscape, the eerie glow of the sun at midnight, and the refusal to give in to one of the harshest places man has ever tried to conquer. His book is a testament to our planet's beauty and danger, as well as to the tireless will of the human spirit.
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9780879052546
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Grouping Title tent life in siberia
Grouping Author kennan george
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subject_facet Kennan, George, -- 1845-1924, Siberia, Eastern (Russia) -- Description and travel
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