Trial by Ice

Trial by Ice

The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Polaris Expedition

Large Print - 2001 | Large print edition.
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In 1871, the Polaris sailed from New York and began a historic journey to one of the earth's final frontiers: the North Pole. Seven months later, a handful of half-starved survivors returned with a story that shocked the nation.Captain Charles Francis Hall was a veteran of the Arctic, a man of great physical stamina. But the Polaris was a ship loaded down not just with provisions, but with simmering tensions among the crew. Beset by bad luck, a lack of discipline, and an unclear chain of command, the Polaris entered the icy waters off the coast of Greenland. Neither ship nor its captain would ever return."Trial by Ice" unfolds an authentic murder mystery that, in its time, led to accusations of foul play and a dramatic, unresolved investigation. Now, more than a century after the crime was committed, the author draws on recent evidence to recount the amazing story of the man who boarded the Polaris -- and got away with murder. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2001]
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780786234509
0786234504
Branch Call Number: Large Print 919.804 PAR
Characteristics: 607 pages (large print) :,maps ;,23 cm.

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