The latest Authors Live! will feature author Hampton Sides talking about his book, In The Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette.
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration. In the late 19th century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. A team of 32 men set sail into uncharted waters to satisfy America's need to discover and conquer. In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.
Sides is the author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder and other bestselling works of narrative history. Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has written for such periodicals as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation and Men’s Journal. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.
The 7 pm event is free and open to the public. A 6 pm reception, by reservation only, is $30 per person and includes a copy of the book. For more information and reservations, call 214-523-2240 or go to www.hpumc.org. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing following the program.