Captain Francis Crozier: Last Man Standing?

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Collins, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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Irishman Francis Crozier was a major figure in the nineteenth-century polar explorations. Rejecting his privileged background, he joined the navy during the Napoleonic wars and captained the Terror in the first charting of the Antarctic. Crozier sought adventure, but it was an unrequited love that drove him back to the ice in 1845 on the fateful North West Passage expedition. The expedition never returned, becoming the biggest disaster in Polar exploration. When Captain Franklin died, Crozier took command and led the battle to survive in the Canadian Arctic, Despite the 40 ships sent to search for the crew only a few pathetic relics were found, including signs that the men had resorted to cannibalism.

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User Review  - noblechicken - LibraryThing

It's really refreshing to get a different kind of perspective on the doomed Franklin Expedition. A biographical sketch of the man who the expedition fell to after Franklin perished. He was the man ... Read full review

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F. R. M. Crozier was born with one great advantage: His mind. He was born with two great disadvantages: His family -- and his mind. The family disadvantage was more obvious. Frank Crozier, the ... Read full review


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Birthplace of Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier in Banbridge County Down

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Michael Smith is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Program, Research School of Social Sciences, at the Australian National University.

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