TRIAL BY ICE; The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Plaris Expedition. Richard Parry.

TRIAL BY ICE; The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Plaris Expedition

New York: 2001. First edition. Hardcover. 6 x 9, 321 pgs, b&w photos, mapped endsheets. In the dark years following the Civil War, America's foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition. With financial backing from Congress and the personal support of President Grant, Captain Hall and his crew boarded the 'Polaris', a steam schooner carefully refitted for its rigorous journey, and began their quest to be the first men to reach the North Pole. Neither the ship nor its captain would ever return. What transpired was tragic death and whispers of murder, as well as a horrifying ordeal through the heart of an Arctic winter, when men fought starvation, madness, and each other upon the ever-shifting ice. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #25519
ISBN: 0345439252

Price: $10.00

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