(Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition) [E–pub] ë By Paul Watson

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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Read & download Õ 0 Review Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization and the decades of searching that turned up only rumors 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 ag. I had looked forward to an update on developments in the Franklin saga but was disappointed It seemed to me that the author may have been working towards a final word count to satisfy the publisher This is the only reason I can think of for the inclusion of so much irrelevant and tedious information about the personal backgrounds and histories of contemporary investigators Actual reporting on the finds and the results of scientific examination of them is scanty I cannot recommend this book for either its content or the inelegant style in which it is written

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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Read & download Õ 0 Review Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Ize 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 the reasons they were. I must say that I was disappointed with this book It was not an easy read I expected to find some good background to the Franklin expedition and some solid information about the eventual discovery of HMS Terror and HMS Eurebus While I eventually was able to get through to both of these themes there was so much non essential information in between that I found myself skimming much of the book While information about the lives of the native people living in the northern latitudes was nice to know I don t think it added anything to the story line of what happened to Franklin s expedition The internal politics in the Admiralty another example got just as much ink as the actual circumstances of the expedition In short I think this story could have been written in about half the pages and it would have been just as effective Perhaps some pictures of the area as it is today would have been a benefit to readers to get the sense of how bleak and desolate the area is

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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Read & download Õ 0 Review Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845 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 Pr. Disappointing I am an avid non fiction reader I ve read many of the very best works on polar exploration The problem with this book is that the author is just not a good storyteller Or rather he is very inconsistent Some parts read well especially the last third which covers the modern discoveries But the earlier historical parts are disjointed sloppy hard to follow and cursory Some passages don t even make simple narrative sense For example the author is describing men onboard a ship when suddenly they are being followed by a wolf I m trying to figure out how a wolf is following a ship when I realize that now with absolutely no segue it is weeks later and the men are on foot Just poor writing And at other times the author alludes to things without ever actually telling about them such as the discovery of the cairn and the famous document as if he assumes his audience already knows the story TELL THE STORY IT S YOUR JOB All in all I can t really recommend this book