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With six trips to explore the Artic and Antarctic under his belt, traveling with the likes of Parry, Ross and Franklin, it is surprising that the name Francis Crozier is a name lost in obscurity. When Sir John Barrow of the British Admiralty planned the last expedition to the artic to search for the Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in 1845, Crozier, the man with the most knowledge of the ships and of the artic, was passed over for leadership...all because he was Irish and of modest means. Crozier's adventures on the ice, and his lovelorn relationship with Sir John Franklin's niece, are detailed in this adventure filled book. Crozier was so well known and respected in the artic exploration circles of the day that his name was given to a number of landmarks in both of the artic regions. Eventually, a lunar landscape on the moon was named for Crozier among other polar ice explorers.
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Plot & Themes

Exploring/Searching...    -   north/sole pole Outdoors story    -   Yes Exploring:    -   trying to find a special place Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   North Pole    -   South Pole Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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