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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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Product Details

  • 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: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #790,812 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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I can't say as I recommend this book. I'm 35% into it and it is still uneventful. The writing is broken and not fluent, by that I mean it reads like a bunch of diaries put together. I'm not saying that there voyage was uninteresting but if it doesn't get better soon, I'll put it down. A much, much better read is Endurance: Shackleton's voyage.
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this story will haunt you till the last page....
you`ll hear the wind howling and the groaning of the frozen ship & her men...
an incredible journey.. raw courage.. starvation and salvation..
man against nature... survival
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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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HASH(0x9ef2366c) out of 5 stars 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.
HASH(0x9f1086a8) out of 5 stars Five Stars Dec 1 2014
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Really interesting about finding a "real" NW Passage
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HASH(0x9f0eff78) out of 5 stars 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?


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