ABANDONED by A. L. Todd

ABANDONED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the September 1st bulletin, when scheduled for fail publication, as follows: ""Right on the tail of The Long Rescue published last summer comes another account of the Army scientific team at the Arctic from 1881-1884. Just as in the earlier book, we watch the conflicts between Lieutenants Greely and Kislingbury grow, then learn of the sinking of the relief ship Prot sent to return the Army group from the ice pack. Then comes the long, tragic winter at Cape Sabine as the men waited for a new ship to come. Their food was running out. Their shelters were inadequate. Yet while they died, one by one, Congress in Washington could not decide how to rescue them. Dr. Octave Pavy emerges as a true hero in the account. Just as the drunken, thieving soldiers, Henry and the Sergeant, appear villains. The book ends not with the rescue of 7 survivors, but with a newspaper uror begun that Fall over rumors of cannibalism (these were disproved) among the men... A good historical document, made more valuable by clear, biographical treatment of the major figures involved.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill