Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin Martyn Beardsley

ISBN: 9781557501790

Published:

Hardcover

272 pages


Description

Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin  by  Martyn Beardsley

Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin by Martyn Beardsley
| Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781557501790 | 10.34 Mb

Despite the fact that Sir John Franklins name is in the forefront of the surging interest in polar exploration, this is the first full biography written in twenty years about the British adventurer who disappeared with his men in the Arctic in 1845.MoreDespite the fact that Sir John Franklins name is in the forefront of the surging interest in polar exploration, this is the first full biography written in twenty years about the British adventurer who disappeared with his men in the Arctic in 1845.

This book examines Franklins incident-filled and sometimes contentious career as an explorer, including theories old and new regarding his final Northwest Passage expedition, and questions about his first overland expedition, where many of his men died from the cold and starvation. In addition, the author recounts Franklins naval career that included service with Nelson at Copenhagen and Trafalgar and joining the great navigator Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia. Nor is Franklins stormy service as governor of Tasmania overlooked.

Complimenting the epic side of his life as an explorer is a portrait of his personal life, based on the rich correspondence and diaries of his two wives, including efforts to pressure the Navy to find the missing husband. The engrossing work is sure to be enjoyed by all exploration enthusiasts.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books

  1. 12.07.2011Contos de uma Fada
  2. 11.04.2011Tandem
  3. 06.08.2012Insight Guide: Turkey


Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin":


bashandpop.com

©2013-2015 | DMCA | Contact us