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

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By: Scott Cookman

244 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #106477 | ISBN: 0471377902
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Based on original research in Admiralty records, Ice Blink recreates the full story of the ill-fated expedition and reveals a frightening new explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries in the annals of exploration.

A great Victorian adventure story rediscovered and re-presented for a more enquiring time. (The Scotsman, 26th August 2000)


Preface. The Epitaphs. Messages from the Dead. The Enigma: Sir John. The Passage. Two Ships. Specters. Ships' Commanders. Ships' Companies. Outward Bound. Beechey Island. The Last Summer. Beset. Imprisoned. The Curse. The Culprit. Houndsditch. Schedules. The Dying Time. Killer at Large. The Death March. Cannibalism. The Culprit's Footprints. The Empty Prize. Afterword: Anatomy of a Disaster. Appendix I: Provisions. Appendix II: Northwest Passage Voyages: Mortality Rates. Appendix III: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Naval Medicine. Appendix IV: Expedition Muster. Bibliography. Index. Bibliography. Index.

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SCOTT COOKMAN is a nonfiction writer whose articles have appeared in such magazines as Field & Stream, Army, and America's Civil War. His "Man and Mission" videos, chronicling America's Mercury 7 astronauts, are the main attraction at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Cape Canaveral. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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