Chauncey Loomis, 21 December 1989
Show More The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton.
Viking, 672 pp., £16.95, May 1989, 0 670 82491 7Show More
Overland to Starvation Cove: With the Inuit in Search of Franklin 1878-1880 by Heinrich Klutschak and William Barr.
Toronto, 261 pp., £17.50, February 1988, 0 8020 5762 4Show More
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition by Owen Beattie and John Geiger.
Bloomsbury, 180 pp., £12.95, November 1987, 0 7475 0101 7Show More
“... best survey of 19th-century Arctic exploration yet written. William Barr has translated and edited Heinrich Klutschak’s Als Eskimo unter den Eskimos as Overland to Starvation Cove. Klutschak was a member of the Schwatka Expedition in 1878-80, and during part of the expedition travelled by himself with Inuit. His ...”