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Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition

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Led by Arctic explorer Franklin, two ships and 128 men sailed from Greenland in 1845, to find the Northwest Passage. Fourteen days later, they were ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition

Overall customer rating: 4.667
fishken

Still speculative but...

by fishken on Sep 12, 2013

interesting coverage of Lord Franklin's failed mission to find the Northwest Passage. Read this and read a fictionalized version called The Terror, by Dan Simmons. More

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by Susanne D on Nov 26, 2011

Scott Cookman has done his homework very well and presents a detailed account on what happened to the lost expedition. The fiction parts may very well be excately what happened, and just adds to the pleasure and thrill in reading this book. Thank you Scott Cookman, I was sad to turn the last page, ... More

vietwarvet

Adventure, greed, criminal...

by vietwarvet on Oct 29, 2009

I loved the potential adventure, mourned for the horrible way they all died and wanted revenge towards those that caused their demise. The author outlines effects of very unsavory shipboard conditions, untried technology plus incompotence and greed for profits that leads to a great tragic ending for ... More

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