Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

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Univ of California Press, 2010 - History - 462 pages
Arctic Labyrinth may well be the definitive work in the whole course of Arctic discovery and the particular chimera that killed so many men--the Northwest Passage.”—Robert C. Ritchie, author of Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates

Praise for Glyn Williams's The Prize of All the Oceans

“Remarkable … never was there a tale which joined such horror and pity, disaster and triumph, such fortitude in adversity. Glyn Williams's narrative brings out the drama of the story … an admirable retelling of a tragic and heroic tale.”—The Times Literary Supplement

“A quite remarkably erudite and deeply informed book.”—Daily Telegraph

Praise for Glyn Williams's Voyages of Delusion

“The fruits of Williams' research over the past four decades are seen in the new material he presents [and] in the richness of detail and nuances of character that be brings out.”—New York Times Book Review

“Readers, of course, can comfortably sail off into reverie without facing any of these perils.”—Booklist
 

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This is the second book by Glyn Williams on the Northwest Passage. The first, Voyages of Delusion, concentrated on earlier quests, mostly in the Hudson Bay area. This frankly was rather confusing ... Read full review

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Glyn Williams is Emeritus Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of many books including The Death of Captain Cook, Voyages of Delusion, and The Prize of all the Oceans.

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