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Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage-Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley

  • Title: Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
  • Author: Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley
  • Released: 2011-04-01
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  • Pages: 462
  • ISBN: 0520269950
  • ISBN13: 978-0520269958
  • ASIN: 0520269950

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Review “An excellent new book.”
(Gary Krist Washington Post Book World 2010-03-28)

“The first really comprehensive and analytical book written by an authority on that subject.”
(Journal Of World History 2012-07-24)

“As a masterly synthesis of so much of his previous work, Arctic Labyrinth is a fitting capstone to Williams’s authorial career.”
(Jonathan Dore Arctic Bk Rev 2010-05-15)

“A fine new book . . . offers a comprehensive narrative.”
(Michael J. Ybarra Wall Street Journal 2010-03-12)

“This one is essential for all libraries . . . and all serious readers.” STARRED REVIEW
(Library Journal 2010-04-01)

“Uses extensive research into the journals kept, the maps sketched, and newspaper headlines that mark their expeditions to create vivid pictures of these larger-than-life explorers.”
(Michael Beeman Foreword 2010-04-01)

“Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history.”
(Living The Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted) 2010-07-09)

“Whether one is new to the topic or has read widely on it, Williams’ elegant prose and probing critiques make this a vital contribution to Arctic history.”
(David A. James Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 2011-12-04)

“Rich detail adds to the well-worn story of futility and human failings that marked the mapping of the far North. . . . Highly recommended.”
(R. M. Bryce Choice 2011-01-01)

From the Inside FlapArctic Labyrinth may well be the definitive work in the whole course of Arctic discovery and the particular chimera that killed so many men--the Northwest Passage.”—Robert C. Ritchie, author of Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates

Praise for Glyn Williams's The Prize of All the Oceans

“Remarkable … never was there a tale which joined such horror and pity, disaster and triumph, such fortitude in adversity. Glyn Williams's narrative brings out the drama of the story … an admirable retelling of a tragic and heroic tale.”—The Times Literary Supplement

“A quite remarkably erudite and deeply informed book.”—Daily Telegraph

Praise for Glyn Williams's Voyages of Delusion

“The fruits of Williams' research over the past four decades are seen in the new material he presents [and] in the richness of detail and nuances of character that be brings out.”—New York Times Book Review

“Readers, of course, can comfortably sail off into reverie without facing any of these perils.”—Booklist pdf
 
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