Jerry Kobalenko's "Ellesmere Island" Blog
The Greely Expedition interviewee Jerry Kobalenko keeps a blog about Ellesmere Island with writings, images, maps and archival photographs from his Arctic travels.
Abandoned in the Arctic: Documentary Film
A documentary from Cocked Hat Ventures LLC, released in 2009.
Arlington National Cemetery: Adolphus Washington Greely
Biography of A.W. Greely from the Arlington National Cemetery website and images from his gravesite.
The Arctic Saga of David Legg Brainard
A website assembled by a descendant of David Brainard, which includes a biography and description of his journey as a member of Greely's crew.
A Biographical Sketch of Gen. David L. Brainard, US Army
Biography of David Brainard from the International Polar Year website.
Chances for Arctic Survival: Greely's Expedition Revisited
A PDF article written for Arctic Magazine in December 2002.
James Booth Lockwood Biography
Biography of crew member James Lockwood from a Hassan Cigarette Card series in 1914.
The Internet Archive
Scanned archival documents from the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition.
International Polar Year Links
Berton, Pierre. Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909. New York: The Lyons Press, 2000.
Brainard, David L. The Outpost of the Lost: An Arctic Adventure. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929.
Dick, Lyle. Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2001.
Fleming, Fergus. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole. New York: Grove Press, 2001.
Greely, Maj. Gen. A.W. Reminiscences of Adventure and Service. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927.
Greely, Lieut. A.W. Three Years of Arctic Service Vols. I & II: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-1884 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1886.
Guttridge, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. New York: Berkley Books, 2000.
Kobalenko, Jerry. The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island. New York: Soho Press, Inc., 2002.
Lopez, Barry. Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. New York: Vintage Books, 1986.
Lotz, Jim. Canada’s Forgotten Arctic Hero: George Rice and the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884. Cape Breton: Breton Books, 2009.
McGhee, Robert. The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Powell, Theodore. The Long Rescue. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960.
Putnam, William Lowell. Arctic Superstars. Sedona: The American Alpine Club, 2001.
Robinson, Michael F. The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Streever, Bill. Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2009.
Todd, Alden. Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.