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I am a sucker for adventure stories with a woman in the hero's role. In 1921, Ada Blackjack, a 23-year-old Inuit woman, accompanied four men on an Arctic expedition to Wrangel Island. As the team encounters every imaginable nightmare — polar bears, fierce storms, and ice, ice, ice — Niven's account becomes a moving testament to human will.
Ada Blackjack is among M.J. McGrath's five best books on life and travels in the Arctic.