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Man Who Ate His Boots, The Sir John Franklin and the Tragic Histo By Anthony Brandt

Man Who Ate His Boots, The Sir John Franklin and the Tragic Histo

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Dozens of missions set out for the Arctic during the first half of the nineteenth century; all ended in failure and many in disaster, as men found themselves starving to death in the freezing wilderness, sometimes with nothing left to eat but their companions' remains. This title traces the history of this noble and foolhardy obsession.

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Man Who Ate His Boots, The Sir John Franklin and the Tragic Histo by Anthony Brandt

Dozens of missions set out for the Arctic during the first half of the nineteenth century; all ended in failure and many in disaster, as men found themselves starving to death in the freezing wilderness, sometimes with nothing left to eat but their companions' remains. Anthony Brandt traces the complete history of this noble and foolhardy obsession, which originated during the sixteenth century, bringing vividly to life this record of courage and incompetence, privation and endurance, heroics and tragedy. Along the way he introduces us to an expansive cast of fascination characters: seamen and landlubbers, scientists and politicians, sceptics and tireless believers. "The Man Who Ate His Boots" is a rich and engaging work of narrative history - a multifaceted portrait of noble adventure and of imperialistic folly.

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About Anthony Brandt


Anthony Brandt is the author of two previous books, and the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press. He is also the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine and was previously the book critic for Men's Journal. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Esquire among many other magazines. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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GOR003581947
Man Who Ate His Boots, The Sir John Franklin and the Tragic Histo by Anthony Brandt
Anthony Brandt
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2011-05-12
464
0224082310
9780224082310
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