Chauncey Loomis, 21 December 1989
Show More The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton.
Viking, 672 pp., £16.95, May 1989, 0 670 82491 7Show More
Overland to Starvation Cove: With the Inuit in Search of Franklin 1878-1880 by Heinrich Klutschak and William Barr.
Toronto, 261 pp., £17.50, February 1988, 0 8020 5762 4Show More
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition by Owen Beattie and John Geiger.
Bloomsbury, 180 pp., £12.95, November 1987, 0 7475 0101 7Show More
“... and even greater is the danger of narrative monotony. The latest writer to tell the story is Pierre Berton in The Arctic Grail. Berton accepts the challenge with a boldness worthy of a Robert M’Clure or a James Clark Ross. Not only does he tell the story of the Franklin Expedition and the search for it, he tells ...”