Vividly written, exhaustively researched, and long overdue, this evocative biography brings to life a forgotten female explorer who cries out for greater recognition. What a wonderful addition to Arctic exploration literature.
Ken McGoogan, author of Lady Franklin's Revenge and Dead Reckoning
The early twentieth century was arguably the golden age of polar exploration and Louise Arner Boyd, heir to a fortune and raised a society woman in San Francisco, defied expectations to follow her dream to explore the most remote and dangerous regions on the planet. Joanna Kafarowski has given us a fascinating account of an adventurous spirit following an unconventional path.
Stephen R. Bown, author
An exhaustively researched account of the remarkable life of Louise Arner Boyd … Arctic aficionados, history buffs, and feminists will all be intrigued by this story of an adventurous life.
Joanna Kafarowski’s comprehensive biography of Boyd is a long-overdue examination of this wealthy and generous socialite, gifted photographer, and goal-oriented and determined expedition organizer.