Shawn's Reviews > The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

The Ice Balloon by Alec Wilkinson
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Feb 20, 12

Read from February 17 to 20, 2012

I had lofty hopes for this, as I have read Wilkinson in The New Yorker for many years and have enjoyed his earlier books. But this never really engaged me. It seems to occupy an uncomfortable middle ground between serious history and quirky nonfiction.

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