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Weird and Tragic Shores The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer

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ISBN-10: 037575525X

ISBN-13: 9780375755255

Edition: 2000

Authors: Chauncey Loomis, Andrea Barrett, Jon Krakauer

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In 1860, fifteen years after Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition disappeared in the Arctic, a Cincinnati businessman named Charles Francis Hall set out to locate and rescue the expedition's survivors. He was an amateur explorer, without any scientific training or experience, but he was driven by a sense of personal destiny and of religious and patriotic mission. Despite the odds against him, he made three forays into the far North, the final--and fatal--one taking him farther north than any westerner had ever gone before. But Hall was suddenly taken ill on that voyage and died under mysterious circumstances. Ninety-seven years later, Chauncey Loomis headed an expedition to Hall's…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.43" wide x 7.87" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Andrea Barrett was born on July 17, 1965. She has taught in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College, and has been a visiting writer at several other colleges and universities, as well as teaching frequently at conferences such as the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Barrett was also a juror for the 1998 O. Henry awards for short stories. Barrett received the Distinguished Story Citation from Best American Short Stories in 1995 for The Littoral Zone and the National Book Award in 1996 for the short story collection Ship Fever and Other Stories. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Scientific discovery is a theme in several of Barrett's short…