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The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness Hardcover – Oct 20 2009

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada; First Printing edition (Oct. 20 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385665326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385665322
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #589,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A gripping story... Payton's detailed and fascinating exploration of this hideous voyage into the Arctic wilderness reminds us that the North is a crucial feature of both our past and our future."
The Globe and Mail

"A hypnotic read, fast-paced and wonderfully written."
— Roy MacGregor, author of Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People

"A book of uncommon economy and power."
— John DeMont, author of Coal Black Heart

About the Author

Brian Payton has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and The Globe and Mail. He is the author of the novel Hail Mary Corner and the non-fiction narrative Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness. Payton lives with his wife in Vancouver.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. High on Jan. 4 2010
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This was a fascinating story told from an unusual perspective, thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. A good book for anyone interested in Arctic exploration history.
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if you enjoy reading about the hazards and stamina of early artic ... March 2 2015
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if you enjoy reading about the hazards and stamina of early artic explorers, you will enjoy this book. It is based on the journals of a nonmilitary interpreter and tells the story of one of the rescue ships sent to look for the lost Franklin expedition. Easy to read and interesting.
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Really interesting about finding a "real" NW Passage
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Gotta Read This! Dec 9 2012
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The author pulls you into the story with a great narrative and timing. I've read the hard cover and now re-read the Kindle every chance I get. When is the Movie?