Ordeal by ice: the search for the Northwest Passage

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McClelland and Stewart, 1973 - Fiction - 428 pages
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Ordeal by Iceis the thrilling account of the great Northern explorers: men who struggled, starved, and finally conquered the capricious forces of the bitter Northern winter in a centuries-long search for the Northwest Passage. The stories, compiled by award-winning author Farley Mowat and presented in gripping, firsthand narratives, capture both the stark drama of the struggle for survival and the breathtaking panorama of virgin Arctic lands.

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

Ordeal by Ice is the first book in Mowat’s The Top of the World trilogy. In these books, Mowat collects and edits the journals of the arctic explorers from first discovery to the modern era. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris K - Goodreads

Very inspired by some of the heroic people who were involved in the search for a Northwest passage and astounded by the idiocy of others. A good read that illustrates the ingenuity of the Inuit and ... Read full review

Contents

Contents Foreword
13
The Forerunners
19
The Icie Seas
37
Copyright

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About the author (1973)

Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice". He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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