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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.

Susanne D

Franklin

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, having spent 2 sleepless nights in the excellent company of your book.

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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 two heroic crews and a much loved Polar Explorer. As a former Navy Senior Chief I could not put the book down it upset me so. All the things that were wrong that the crews had no knowledge of or control over. They were all doomed before they left their home port. Great book of naval adventure, polar exploration and apathy within the 18th century Royal Navy procurement structure.

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