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Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation

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Description for Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation Paperback. In 1845 Captain Sir John Franklin led a large, well equipped expedition to complete the conquest of the Canadian Arctic. Yet Franklin, his ships and men were fated never to return. This book gives an account of the worst catastrophe in the history of British exploration, and the dark tales of cannibalism that surround the fate of those involved. Num Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations (some col.), col. maps. BIC Classification: 1MTN; 3JH; BGH; WTLP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 126 x 31. Weight in Grams: 366.

In 1845 Captain Sir John Franklin led a large, well equipped expedition to complete the conquest of the Canadian Arctic, to find the fabled North West Passage connecting the North Atlantic to the North Pacific. Yet Franklin, his ships and his men were fated never to return. The cause of their loss remains a mystery. In Franklin, Andrew Lambert presents a gripping account of the worst catastrophe in the history of British exploration, and the dark tales of cannibalism that surround the fate of those involved.

Shocked by the disappearance of all 129 officers and men, and sickened by ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Faber & Faber United Kingdom
Number of pages
448
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780571231614
SKU
V9780571231614
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-31

About Andrew Lambert
Andrew Lambert is Professor of Naval History at King's College, London, and has been described as 'the outstanding British naval historian of his generation' (David Cannadine). His books include The Foundations of Naval History (1998), Trincomalee: The Last of Nelson's Frigates (2002), Nelson: Britannia's God of War (2004), Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Exploration (2009), and The Challenge: Britain Against ... Read more

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