Salon@615 - Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice


This event is free and open to the public
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Showings

Description

Salon@615 with Hampton Sides

Author Talk, Book Signing & Sale

  • Author talk at 6:15 PM.
  • Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event via Parnassus Books.

Ticket Information

This is a free ticketed event. Seating is limited. Auditorium tickets will be available on site 30 minutes before showtime on the event date - or - you may get advance auditorium tickets online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.

Advance tickets guarantee your seat up to 10 minutes prior to show time, at which time empty auditorium seats will be filled with stand-by guests.

About In the Kingdom of Ice

On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom, and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice—a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival.

With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In the Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.

About Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside magazine and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on His Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers.

About Salon@615

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership among Nashville Public Library, Parnassus Books, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, and Humanities Tennessee. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville's cultural calendar.

Additional Information

This is a free ticketed event. Seating is limited. Auditorium tickets will be available on site 30 minutes before showtime on the event date - or - you may get advance auditorium tickets online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.

Parking Instructions: The Dead Poets Society Room is in Lowry Hall, on the east side of the campus off Wilson Avenue. From Harding Road, turn onto Wilson Ave (the street that borders the east side of MBA), and turn into the parking garage off Wilson. Lowry Hall is adjacent to the garage. The Dead Poets Society Room is on the bottom floor.