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The Arctic Grail

The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

by Pierre Berton

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Published by Anchor Canada .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages672
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7441580M
ISBN 100385658451
ISBN 109780385658454


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The Arctic Grail by Pierre Berton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Here comes The Arctic Grail. Fantastic work. Couldn't put the book down. Learning about John Ross, Adolfus Greely, Soloman Andre, Robert McClure, John Rae and so on was a marvelous experience for me.

The Artic's history is as fascinating has the Antarctic' by: "The Arctic Grail" covers a century of Arctic exploration by the British, Canadians, Scandinavians, and Americans. This is the first Pierre Berton book I have ever read and, having now done so, I can't imagine why I waited so long.

His research is exhaustive, using letters written by and about the participants in the various Arctic voyages/5. Culled from extensive research of handwritten diaries and private journals, Arctic Grail is the definitive book on the age of arctic exploration and adventure.

Journey across the ice with a Who's Who of polar explorers, men of every temperament, including the pious and ambitious Edward Perry, the first explorer to probe deep into the Arctic /5(68). The polar north has always lured the passionate mind, the eccentric, and the damned.

Pierre Berton s The Arctic Grail is a substantial chronicle of these explorers, some of whom sought an economical northern route to the East and others adventure and fame, not to mention the backers who supported their primarily marine expeditions.

Berton s prose reads like good fiction, providing insight /5(54). Buy a cheap copy of The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the book by Pierre Berton. Covering the entire period of exploration from the expedition of William Edward Perry in to that of Robert Peary in a single volume, Pierre Berton has written Free shipping over $/5(4).

This is the complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes--the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the North Pole. Culled from extensive research of handwritten diaries and private journals, The Arctic Grail is the definitive book /5(6).

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Berton goes on to describe some of the colourful characters he wrote about in the :// Pierre Berton THE ARCTIC GRAIL Easton Press 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover Norwalk, Connecticut Easton Press Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints.

Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited ://   This magnificent history is the first comprehensive account of Arctic conquest from the earliest British expeditions to Robert Peary's disputed achievement of 90 degrees north latitude.

Berton (Starting Out, The Invasion of Canada, etc.) spins one extraordinary tale after another, concentrating on the bizarre personalities of the great Arctic explorers as well as on their stunning :// Arctic Grail: Quest for North West Passage and the North Pole The quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole.

Pierre Berton’s #1 best-selling book brings to life the great explorers: the pious and ambitious Edward Parry, the flawed hero John Franklin, ruthless Robert.