Explorers in the 1800s were the astronauts of their day, and the race was, not to the moon, but to find the fabled "Northwest Passage" that would speed the shipping of precious cargo from East to West. This thrilling new historical account tells the story of H.M.S. Resolute and its heroic Captain John Franklin, who tried and failed to discover the fabled route to the Pacific.
BookMark: Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage, by Martin W. Sandler (Sterling, 2006)
By CHARLES MORGAN • October 24, 2007