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 remarkable real-life experience of guys fighting the weather and themselves, instructed with ice-cold precision.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In the darkish years following the Civil conflict, America’s most appropriate Arctic explorer, Charles Francis corridor, grew to become a determine of nationwide delight while he launched into a harrowing, landmark excursion. With monetary backing from Congress and the non-public aid of President supply, Captain corridor and his workforce boarded the Polaris, a steam schooner conscientiously 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 may ever return.

What transpired was once a sad demise and whispers of homicide, in addition to a frightening ordeal during the center of an Arctic wintry weather, whilst males fought hunger, insanity, and every different upon the ever-shifting ice. Trial through Ice is a major event that pits males opposed to the average components and their very own fragile human nature. during this strong precise tale of loss of life and survival, braveness and intrigue aboard a doomed send, Richard Parry chronicles essentially the most superb, little identified tragedies at sea in American history.

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

“RIVETING.”
–Library Journal

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