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Ada Blackjack by Jennifer Niven
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Jun 13, 11

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If you like history, especially stories of women, you'll like this one. The story of Ada, who went with four men to a remote island in the Arctic. When the relief ship didn't return, they spent 2 YEARS on this island. Three left for help and never seen again. One died of scurvy, and Ada was left for two months to fend for herself completely. Think polar bears, no food, lonliness... It's a fascinating story, though I skimmed the last 100 pages (after her rescue). Squabbling over story rights, which version was correct, etc. We are left to form our own opinion of her, but no matter what we think --- she did brave the odds to survive.
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