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Resolute The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship

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ISBN-10: 1402758618

ISBN-13: 9781402758614

Edition: 2008

Authors: Martin W. Sandler

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Almost everyone knows the photo of John F. Kennedy, Jr., as a young boy, peering out from under his father's desk in the Oval Office. But few realize that the desk itself plays a part in one of the world's most extraordinary mysteries--a dramatic tale that has never before been told in its full scope. Acclaimed historian Martin Sandler, a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, winner of seven Emmy(R) Awards, and author of more than 50 books, finally brings the entire story to light. This amazing high-seas adventure encompasses the search for the Northwest Passage in the early 1800s; a renowned explorer and his crew of 128 men who vanish during an 1845 expedition; 39 incredible, heroic attempted…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Martin W. Sandler is the author of Lincoln Through the Lens and The Dust Bowl Through the Lens. He has won five Emmy Awards for his writing for television and is the author of more than sixty books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Among Sandler's other books are the six volumes in his award-winning Library of Congress American History Series for Young People, a series which has sold more than 500,000 copies. Other books by Mr. Sandler include: Island of Hope: The Story of Ellis Island, Trapped in Ice, The Story of American Photography, The Vaqueros, America: A Celebration, and This Was America. Martin Sandler has taught American history and American studies at the…    

Dramatis Personae
The Arctic Prize
First Attempts
The Man Who Ate His Boots
The Indomitable Parry
Ross Tries Again
All Hopes Rest on Franklin
The Prize at Last
The Arctic Traffic Jam
Rescue and Abandonment
A Devastating Report and a Remarkable Journey
The Resolute Comes Home
The Triumph of the Fox
Still Searching
Drifting and Seeking
The Search for the Records
Remarkable Gift, Enduring Mystery
Plans of the HMS Resolute
John Franklin's Orders
Picture Credits