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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; New edition edition (Oct. 3 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773509364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773509368
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 17.8 x 2.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 780 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #767,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Undoubtedly the most authoritative, cool-headed and thrilling investigation so far" Jonathan Keates The Observer "Woodman has examined all the documentation on Inuit testimony with relentless thoroughness. He has made a vitally important, long overdue contribution ...It is a book anyone obsessed with Franklin will want to have" Toronto Star "Compelling reading" Books in Canada "Woodman is an indefatigable and creative researcher, and gifted in the ability to convey dauntless enthusiasm for the obscure hieroglyphs that Franklin's history left us in its wake." Arctic Circle "Woodman's book will be invaluable to those who can't get enough on the Franklin mystery." Montreal Gazette "Brilliant ... a joy to read ...it unfolds slowly like a good detective story. Some chapters are masterpieces, containing all sorts of interesting titbits and background material ...The time is ripe for a fresh, new, original book about John Franklin. This is it." C. Stuart Houston, University of Saskatchewan and editor of The Arctic Ordeal and To the Arctic by Canoe "[Woodman] has done an excellent job of gathering Inuit testimony and he presents a new emphasis which allows new interpretations and conclusions with regard to the Franklin epic. Such an approach should fit in with the new genre of book which seeks to look back into history and present a native perspective." Dorothy Harley Eber, author of When the Whalers were up North

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 25 1999
Format: Hardcover
Testimony from a number of contradictory sources over what happened to the ships and men; what they were told by ancestors of their beliefs of what may have happened to the men. Much debate over the names of men who were along on the trek. I found the degree of confusion and contradiction interesting in light of what is factually known of Franklin's travels to be very valuable in discounting what is "known" about his journey. While it resolves nothing for sure, it helps to explain why the degree of confusion among early searchers upon trying to get information from Inuits. For the true Franklin researcher, it is highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Warner Blake on Sept. 18 1999
Format: Paperback
David Woodman's research for this book is exciting to think about -- carefully turning the thousands of pages from journals written over a hundred years ago -- could he see the fear of frozen fingers (and more) in the marks of thick ink? Woodman's retelling of Sir Franklin's fascinating story is built upon an amazing act of pinning down the oral histories from another culture to the pages of ours. Above all, this book pays tribute to this wonderous art of the Inuit. And speaking of 'our' pages, my paper back edition has come unglued from its spine in just one month! Serious readers my wish to ante up for the hardcover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 24 2010
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This surely must the THE definitive work to-date on the Franklin Expedition. The inclusion of the Inuit testimonies changes the complexion of the sad Story quite a lot. And the stories they tell, lead us to different places, both with the leadership of the Expedition, the decisions made by them up to, and after being frozen in. The most exciting 'news' in this book leads us to explore for the wrecks, records and artifacts in (before now) ignored areas.
This is a marvelous work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Klein "Joe" on Oct. 31 2007
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book for the serious Franklin enthusiast.
I give the writing 5 stars but...... the physical construction of the
paper back book gets zero stars. My book started falling apart the moment
I took it out of the plastic wrapper! I would expect this from a two hundred year old book but not a new book. Mr. Woodman, your publisher/binder should issue a recall and replace these defective books. Obviously no quality control whatsoever was exercised.
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A good heavy read. As Stuart Houston explains on back cover- written like a true mystery.
To really appreciate it you need to have an interest as I have, reading everything on Franklin from the beginning of books on the subject. The fact that it helped the recent find of the Erebus makes it a treasure to keep and display on your coffee table.
Jim Hutch.
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