Join us as we welcome Julian Sancton to talk about his gripping book, Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter.
Drawing on the diaries and journals of the Belgica’s crew and with exclusive access to the ship’s logbook, Sancton brings novelistic flair to a story of human extremes, one so remarkable that even today NASA studies it for research on isolation for future missions to Mars. Equal parts maritime thriller and gothic horror, Madhouse at the End of the Earth is an unforgettable journey into the deep.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julian Sancton is a senior features editor at Departures magazine, where he writes about culture and travel. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New Yorker, Wired, among other publications. He has reported from every continent, including Antarctica, which he first visited while researching this book.