A book review for in the land of white death by valerian albanov

In April, the Titanic made its first and only voyage. British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott died on an Antarctic glacier only eleven miles from salvation. Equally, or even worse in some minds, as harrowing of a disaster is the voyage of the Russian ship Saint Anna. The Saint Anna sailed out on what was supposed to be a brief hunting trip of only a couple of weeks, but which turned into a year and a half of hell.

A book review for in the land of white death by valerian albanov

Feb 27, Francisco rated it it was amazing Someone please explain to me why in the middle of the New England winter I set out to read books about Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Maybe the best way to make it through winters and sadness is to go to them and through them instead of trying to avoid them.

A book review for in the land of white death by valerian albanov

What a gem of a find Someone please explain to me why in the middle of the New England winter I set out to read books about Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. What a gem of a find this book is. In Valerian Albanov, a Russian navigator, sets off in a small ship steam and sail with a proposed trajectory from Alexdraovsk present day Murmansk to Vadivostok.

My jaw dropped when I Googled the map of Russia. They set out in late August which is a couple of months too late and by October the ship finds itself trapped in the ice of the Kara sea.

A book review for in the land of white death by valerian albanov

It wintered over the ice expecting to be set loose by the warmth of the following summer but summer came without warmth and with no deliverance. In the meantime the ship kept drifting north some 2, miles from where it first was trapped.

Another year goes by and finally, Albanov, second in command, and thirteen other crew members, set off in a southerly direction with Kayaks and sleds in search of land leaving the rest of the crew behind.

In the Land of White Death, Valerian Albanov. (Paperback X)

What makes this book so extraordinary is first: His diary is not the usual cold blooded: Seal blubber almost gone.

He describes what he sees with the eyes and words of a poet.

Read "In the Land of White Death An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic" by Valerian Albanov with Rakuten Kobo. In , six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Rus. Valerian Albanov was born in in Voronezh, Russia, and graduated in from the Naval College of St. Petersburg. Despite his harrowing voyage aboard the Saint Anna, he continued going to sea until his death in /5(5). This item: In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albanov Paperback $ Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by torosgazete.com().

But most of all, and now that I think of it, maybe this is why I read these books, the man exudes through his words and exemplifies through his actions a kind of hope and courage that seems more than human. Why keep on month after month in unbelievable hopeless hardship?

Why not just lay yourself down and sleep your way to a peaceful death? I think probably not. But I am strengthened, by the fact that men like Albanov did. And this knowledge makes my own small winter more bearable.In the Land of White Death is the first person account of Valerian Albanov, the man who led the crew across the ice.

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Recently translated into English from Russian for the Random House Modern Library Explorer series, this diary has been expanded to include an epilogue based on the diary of the only other surviving passenger, Alexander Konrad.

Valerian Albanov was born in in Voronezh, Russia, and graduated in from the Naval College of St. Petersburg. Despite his harrowing voyage aboard the Saint Anna, he continued going to sea until his death in /5(5).

An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

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In , six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous.

Valerian Albanov's account of his month-long survival in the Siberian Arctic remained unknown until a group of polar-literature enthusiasts rediscovered it in Translated into English for the first time, In the Land of White Death competes with the adventures of famed heroes Robert Falcon Scott, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Ernest Shackleton/5().

Read "In the Land of White Death An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic" by Valerian Albanov with Rakuten Kobo. In , six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Rus.

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