By Richard Parry
“An remarkable real-life event of fellows scuffling with the weather and themselves, informed with ice-cold precision.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In the darkish years following the Civil battle, America’s superior Arctic explorer, Charles Francis corridor, turned a determine of nationwide satisfaction whilst he launched into a harrowing, landmark excursion. With monetary backing from Congress and the private help of President furnish, Captain corridor and his group boarded the Polaris, a steam schooner conscientiously refitted for its rigorous trip, and began their quest to be the 1st males to arrive the North Pole. Neither the send nor its captain might ever return.
What transpired used to be a sad dying and whispers of homicide, in addition to a frightening ordeal throughout the middle of an Arctic wintry weather, whilst males fought hunger, insanity, and every different upon the ever-shifting ice. Trial by means of Ice is a major experience that pits males opposed to the common components and their very own fragile human nature. during this strong actual tale of dying and survival, braveness and intrigue aboard a doomed send, Richard Parry chronicles essentially the most magnificent, little recognized tragedies at sea in American history.
“ABSORBING . . . Suspense builds as Parry describes the occasions top as much as Hall’s ‘murder,’ then climaxes in frightening detail.”