Frozen in Time The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
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Book Overview: Frozen in Time tells the dramatic story of how Sir John Franklin's elite naval forces came within sight of the Northwest Passage, only to succumb to unimaginable horrors. A gripping tale of cannibalism, bureaucratic hubris, great courage and ground-breaking science, it shows how the excavation of three sailors from the 1845-48 Franklin expedition, buried for 138 years on the Arctic headland of Beechey Island, has shed new light on what has been one of the world's great maritime mysteries.
Edit: As I read this book I knew I read another book about the Franklin Expedition but could not remember the title. It was Fatal Passage
by Ken McGoogan, the two books had different perspectives and I enjoyed them both.
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I only knew about the Franklin Expedition from reading about it in other novels or referenced in other non fiction books I had read about the time period and exploration in general.
I knew they had all perished and had a vague idea it was from scurvy, so this was so interesting to learn that it was lead poisoning that was the real culprit.
The descriptions of their life on ship, on land and the trials of the journey were fascinating!