Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition (Paperback)

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"Intriguing [and] enjoyable." —Ian McGuire, New York Times Book Review

Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845—whose two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice—with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent incredible discoveries of the wrecks. Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led one of the discovery expeditions, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story and reveals how a combination of faith in Inuit knowledge and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.

About the Author

Paul Watson is the author of Where War Lives and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Headliner Award, the George Polk Award, and the Robert Capa Gold medal. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Praise For…

An incredible yarn.
— Matthew Price - Boston Globe

— Bill Streever - Dallas Morning News

— Robin McKie - Observer

A splendid achievement.
— Ken McCoogan - Toronto Globe & Mail

Watson’s story shines.… [Ice Ghosts is] different and more valuable than most of what comes from the cottage industry of Franklin books.

— David B. Williams - Seattle Times

Engaging.… A keen, entertaining chronicle of the various attempts to locate a sensationally doomed expedition.
— Kirkus (starred review)

[A] thrilling tale of science’s hunt to solve one of naval history’s greatest riddles.… [Watson’s] intimate familiarity with key players and places gives the reader an insider’s view of the operations.
— Gemma Tarlach - Discover Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393355864
ISBN-10: 0393355861
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 9th, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English