Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Category: Book
By (author): Watson, Paul
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.

Ice Ghosts
weaves together the epic story of the Franklin Expedition-whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice-with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization, and the decades of searching that turned up only rumours of cannibalism and a few scattered papers and bones-until a combination of faith in Inuit lore and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.
Review Quote*Praise for Paul Watson's Where War Lives:
 • "It's one of the finest Canadian books ever: beautifully written." Brian Bethune, Maclean's
 • "Watson is a natural storyteller, and he has one hell of a story to tell." Globe and Mail
 • "Gripping and courageous . . . This book is a thriller." Ottawa Citizen
Biographical NotePaul Watson covered world events and wars for nearly two decades. While at the Toronto Star he earned three National Newspaper Awards for foreign reporting and photography. Watson earned international acclaim and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. In 2007, he won the Hal Boyle Award from the Overseas Press Club of America for his reporting on Afghanistan. His first book, Where War Lives, was named a Globe and Mail best book of the year. The author lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.