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Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher McGill Queens Univ Pr
Publication date March 9, 2015
Pages 390
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780773545410
ISBN-10 0773545417
Dimensions 1.25 by 7 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $32.95
Other format details university press
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David Woodman's classic reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition has taken on new importance in light of the recent discovery of the HMS Erebus wreck, the ship Sir John Franklin sailed on during his doomed 1845 quest to find the Northwest Passage to Asia. First published in 1991, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery boldly challenged standard interpretations and offered a new and compelling alternative. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman was the first to recognize the profound importance of Inuit oral testimony and to analyze it in depth. From his investigations, Woodman concluded that the Inuit likely visited Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. Much of the Inuit testimony presented here had never before been published, and it provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his reconstruction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery is a compelling and impressive inquiry into a part of Canadian history that for one hundred and seventy years left many questions unanswered. In this edition, a new preface by the author addresses the recent discovery and reviews the work done in the intervening years on various aspects of the Franklin story, by Woodman and others, as it applies to the book's initial premise of the book that Inuit testimony holds the key to unlocking the mystery.


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Hardcover
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from McGill Queens Univ Pr (October 1, 1991)
9780773508330 | details & prices | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Woodman maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead.
With Kipling | from Not Applicable (December 1, 1941); titled "The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: Captains Courageous Kim/Volume 16 of a 28 Volume Set Isbn 0404037402"
Paperback
Book cover for 9780773545410
 
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2 edition from McGill Queens Univ Pr (March 9, 2015)
9780773545410 | details & prices | 390 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $32.95
About: David Woodman's classic reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition has taken on new importance in light of the recent discovery of the HMS Erebus wreck, the ship Sir John Franklin sailed on during his doomed 1845 quest to find the Northwest Passage to Asia.

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