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The man who ate his boots : the tragic history of the search for the Northwest Passage
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xvi, 441 pages : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
910.916327 B8211m
Description
The enthralling, often harrowing story of the adventurers who searched in vain for the Northwest Passage, the holy grail of nineteenth-century British exploration. Dozens of missions set out for the Arctic during the first half of the nineteenth century; all ended in failure and many in disaster, as men found themselves starving to death in the freezing wilderness, sometimes with nothing left to eat but their companions' remains. Anthony Brandt traces the complete history of this noble and foolhardy obsession, which originated during the sixteenth century, bringing vividly to life this record of courage and incompetence, privation and endurance, heroics and tragedy. Along the way he introduces us to an expansive cast of fascinating characters: seamen and landlubbers, scientists and politicians, skeptics and tireless believers. The Man Who Ate His Boots is a rich and engaging work of narrative history--a multifaceted portrait of noble adventure and of imperialistic folly.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307263926, 0307263924

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-418) and index.
Description
Brandt tells the fascinating whole story of the search for the Northwest Passage, from its beginnings early in the age of exploration through its development into a British national obsession to the final sordid, terrible descent into scurvy, starvation, and cannibalism.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Brandt, A. (2010). The man who ate his boots: the tragic history of the search for the Northwest Passage. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brandt, Anthony. 2010. The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brandt, Anthony, The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Brandt, Anthony. The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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