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Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest…

Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and…

by Martin W. Sandler

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There's just something about the British and their desire to explore the most inhospitable lands on Earth.
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
John Barrow, the Admiral of the British Navy, sent a number of expeditions to the Arctic to find the Northwest Passage. The most famous was one led by John Franklin. When his ship and crew came up missing, a number of rescue missions were sent with the loss of men and ships. Lady Jane Franklin then began funding search missions with no success, other than finding artifacts from the expedition. The book was a testament to the short-sightedness of the British, who at the time insisted that the men stay in uniform, even though the native populations dressed for the weather and knew how to hunt for game to survive the long dark winters. It was an OK book, but not as good as some of the other Polar stories I have read. ( )
  dickcraig | Jan 2, 2010 |
I just finished this book and loved it. Fascinating history that is well written; the author has a nice style, too. A perfect companion to this is Frozen in Time. ( )
  quackmd | Dec 15, 2008 |
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Almost everyone knows the photo of John F. Kennedy, Jr., as a young boy, peering out from under his father's desk in the Oval Office. But few realize that the desk itself plays a part in one of the world's most extraordinary mysteries--a dramatic tale that has never before been told in its full scope. Acclaimed historian Martin Sandler--a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, winner of seven Emmy Awards, and author of more than 50 books--finally brings the entire story to light. This amazing high-seas adventure encompasses the search for the Northwest Passage in the early 1800s; a renowned explorer and his crew of 128 men who vanish during an 1845 expedition; 39 incredible, heroic attempted rescue missions; a ghost ship that drifts for more than 1,200 miles; a queen's gratitude; and that famous desk....… (more)

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