Trial by Ice: The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Polaris Expedition

Trial by Ice: The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Polaris Expedition

Richard Parry


“An outstanding real-life event of fellows combating the weather and themselves, instructed with ice-cold precision.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In the darkish years following the Civil conflict, America’s most suitable Arctic explorer, Charles Francis corridor, grew to become a determine of nationwide delight whilst he launched into a harrowing, landmark day trip. With monetary backing from Congress and the private help of President supply, Captain corridor and his workforce boarded the Polaris, a steam schooner rigorously refitted for its rigorous trip, and began their quest to be the 1st males to arrive the North Pole. Neither the send nor its captain might ever return.

What transpired used to be a sad loss of life and whispers of homicide, in addition to a scary ordeal throughout the middle of an Arctic iciness, whilst males fought hunger, insanity, and every different upon the ever-shifting ice. Trial by way of Ice is an immense event that pits males opposed to the common parts and their very own fragile human nature. during this robust actual tale of loss of life and survival, braveness and intrigue aboard a doomed send, Richard Parry chronicles essentially the most impressive, little identified tragedies at sea in American history.

“ABSORBING . . . Suspense builds as Parry describes the occasions top as much as Hall’s ‘murder,’ then climaxes in frightening detail.”
–Publishers Weekly

“RIVETING.”
–Library Journal

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