Please join Green Apple Books and the S.F. Elks Lodge, in welcoming award-winning author Hampton Sides to the historic San Francisco Elks Lodge on Union Square, to celebrate his newest book, In the Kingdom of Ice, on Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Hampton Sides is the best-selling author of Ghost Soldiers and Hellhound on his Trail, but his newest chronicle of the grand and terrible polar voyage of The Jeanette, and America's last efforts at reaching the North Pole in the 1890s, is his most thrilling yet. With strong ties to San Francisco, and a cast of characters to rival any in history (including John Muir, and controversial newspaper magnate and bon vivant, James Gordon Bennett) In the Kingdom of Ice is a gripping saga of courage and suffering that makes Shackelton's Endurance seem like a walk in the park on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The free event is part of the successful author series, "Cocktails and Conversations at the Lodge," and will be held in the main room of the S.F. Elks Lodge, the oldest extant lodge in the United States, established in 1873. An architectural marvel, this normally private Elk's lodge is home to guests wishing to celebrate the publication of In the Kingdom of Ice, and those hoping to have a cocktial with Hampton Sides—of course, this means you!
"New York Times"bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March.
Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: "O, The Oprah Magazine," "Time," "The Washington Post," "The Christian Science Monitor," " St. Louis Post-Dispatch," "San Francisco Chronicle"