|About the Book|
Using primary source research, this in-depth account details the final expedition of British explorer Sir John Franklin, his mysterious disappearance, and the search parties who set out to find him. Unraveling the complicated story of what really happened--Was the crew forced to resort to cannibalism? Were they all driven mad by the sealant in their canned food?--it assesses the impact of the events on both the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, the book contains many previously unseen photographs from the period, which beautifully complement this fascinating story of human endeavor.