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Join us for the launch of the latest book by bestselling author, Maura Hanrahan. Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett  In 1914 Captain Robert Bartlett trekked 700 miles across the frozen Arctic Ocean to save survivors of the sunken Karluk. The episode was one of many that contributed to the Bartlett myth but, beyond his celebrity, Bartlett was a complex man who struggled to find peace. Based on extensive research, Unchained Man explores this central figure in Arctic history.   SATURDAY JUNE 23 2 PM - 4 PM CHAPTERS Bookstore, 701 - 1ST AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE, AB Click here for directions.   Door Prize. Author signing. Books for sale.   ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* News Release:  Fascinating New Biography of Captain Bob Bartlett Hits the Shelves  Boulder Publications is proud to present its latest release: Unchained Man: the Arctic Life and Times of Robert Abram Bartlett, by the best-selling author of Tsunami, Maura Hanrahan.   Captain Robert Abram Bartlett was one of the most accomplished Arctic explorers of the early 20th century. Hanrahan powerfully explores the truths behind the image weaved by Bartlett during his celebrated career.   Hanrahan argues Bartlett’s successes in the Arctic were made possible by heroic masculine image-making, which masked the complexities of his fascinating personality. Bartlett was born to an affluent and respected seafaring family in Newfoundland in 1875 and is known for navigating The Roosevelt in Robert Peary’s 1909 attempt to reach the North Pole. In 1914 he trekked 700 miles over jagged sea ice to Siberia to organize a rescue of survivors of the sunken ship Karluk.   Beyond his celebrity and his achievements as an explorer, Bartlett was a complex man who struggled to find peace. His medicine was the Arctic. Based on extensive research on four continents, Unchained Man explores this central figure in Arctic history.   For more information, a review copy, or to book an interview contact: Amanda Will E-mail: awill@boulderpublications.ca  **********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
 Praise for Unchained Man 
  • Maura Hanrahan has written a fine book about one of Newfoundland’s most famous seamen and arctic explorers, Bob Bartlett. In Unchained Man—meticulously researched and finely written—she has come closer than any writer yet to solving the enigma of the great Bob Bartlett. From the haunting sinking of the Karluk to the epic struggle to reach the North Pole with Admiral Peary, Hanrahan depicts Bartlett as a flawed but extraordinary human being. This book is unforgettable, a must read for lovers of the literature of exploration and the still uncharted region of the Arctic. — Wayne Johnston, author First Snow, Last Light and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
 
  • A riveting, comprehensive portrait of one of the most dynamic and enigmatic sea captains the Arctic has ever seen. Robert Abram Bartlett was larger than life, his adventures the stuff of legends. Maura Hanrahan expertly recounts the long overdue, very true story of this understated polar hero in engaging, dramatic prose.  — New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Niven, The Ice Master
 
 
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