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Hampton Sides
A native of Memphis, HAMPTON SIDES is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and the author of the international bestseller Ghost Soldiers, which was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. Ghost Soldiers won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction and the 2002 Discover Award from Barnes... show more
A native of Memphis, HAMPTON SIDES is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and the author of the international bestseller Ghost Soldiers, which was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. Ghost Soldiers won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction and the 2002 Discover Award from Barnes & Noble, and his magazine work has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. Hampton is also the author of Americana and Stomping Grounds. A graduate of Yale with a B.A. in history, he lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons.
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Birth date: January 01, 1962
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Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 2 years ago
Fascinating read for those interested in World War II
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
Sides chronicles the fate of the ship and crew quite well. Driving home points in some cases but showcasing what happened just after the crew left for the voyage (in many cases, these events if known might have changed the outcome). The story is gripping and well told.
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
Ever since reading a novel which has been loosely based on the infamous Franklin expedition, I have been fascinated by the efforts of exploring the Arctic. In the Kingdom of Ice tells the story of George de Long and his crew and their attempt to reach the Northpole by means of a steamship, the U.S...
Toni
Toni rated it 3 years ago
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS JeannetteThis first rate adventure narrative recreates the astonishing tribulations of a group of 33 seamen who set sail in 1879 from San Francisco on a daring expedition that would bring them to the North Pole via the Bering Strait.The expedition was f...
Cushla
Cushla rated it 4 years ago
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, b...
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