Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

“Intriguing. . . . The notable originality of Ice Ghosts lies in the fact that it brings the story right up-to-date. . . . [Watson] provides sharp and entertaining portraits of the various Franklin obsessives whose experience and expertise fed into the 2008 initiative.” (Ian McGuire, author of The North Water, New York Times Book Review)“A splendid achievement.” (Ken McCoo...

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Title:Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Author:Paul Watson
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ISBN:0393249387
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Reviews

  • Nancy
    Jan 12, 2017
    In 1847 Sir John Franklin left England and his adoring wife Lady Jane to seek the fabled Northwest Passage. He was 59 years old and it was his fourth journey to the Arctic. He had survived starvation on his second journey. This expedition was prepared with three years of food, included new-fangled c...
  • Nick (Book-Absorbed Reviews)
    Jan 27, 2017
    I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review of this title. So, the failed Franklin Expedition of 1845 has been a subject that I have been obsessed with ever since reading The Terror by Dan Simmons. For those not familiar with the lost expedition, Sir John ...
  • Karen
    Feb 12, 2017
    Much has been written about the lost Franklin expedition, but I have never read a book that so seamlessly weaves what is known about this history with the history of those who traveled to explore the mysteries of the men who disappeared. A well-researched and intriguing read! ...
  • Genevieve Burgess
    Mar 07, 2017
    This was an excellent book in terms of the factual information and history covered, but I think it suffered a bit from the sheer span of time involved. There's almost 200 years worth of British Naval and Arctic history to get through from the time the Franklin Expedition departed England to the time...
  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 27, 2017
    I am fascinated by anything to do with the Arctic, a place I will never go, truth to tell probably not even want to go, but I love reading about this extremely cold, ice packed place. Add in the Franklin Expedition and the very long effort it took to find the wrecks of Erebus and Terror, and I'm all...
  • Liz De Coster
    Mar 19, 2017
    A well-researched adventure narrative focusing on one of the big mysteries of Arctic exploration. Watson adds considerable value to a frequently debated story by providing ample information on Inuit involvement in British exploration of the Arctic by detailing oral histories, cultural practices, etc...
  • Jean Poulos
    Mar 05, 2017
    The oceans always have some great unsolved mystery disappearances. In the mid- 1840s the Royal Navy bomb ketches, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror disappeared in the Arctic of Canada. Paul Watson tells the story of their loss and discovery in his book “Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin E...
  • Audrey
    Mar 09, 2017
    It is a great read, I highly recommend it....
  • Steve
    Apr 15, 2017
    An interesting book and an intriguing mystery in the search for two lost ships in the Arctic during an 1845 expedition by John Franklin. Spanning 160 years the wreckage of the ships were found. John Franklin sailed from England in 1845 in search of the Northwest Passage. The ships got stuck in the i...
  • Matt
    May 11, 2017
    So, you’ve had a bad day? Maybe. But consider yourself lucky that your boss wasn’t Sir John Franklin, and that your day job wasn’t as a sailor on Franklin’s mid-19th century, multi-year Arctic expedition. Because no matter what, your day at work probably didn't involve getting st...