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Suggested Reading

For further information and suggested reading:

North-West Passage

Delgado, James P., Across the Top of the World, The Quest for the Northwest Passage. Vancouver, B.C.: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd, 1999.

HMS Investigator

Minister Jim Prentice's long-standing fascination with the story of HMS Investigator led him to read and review The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness by Vancouver writer Mr. Brian Payton. The Ice Passage is a narrative nonfiction account of the final voyage of HMS Investigator. The book review by Minister Prentice (Ship Frozen in Ice, Crew Gets Out Alive) appeared in the December 2009-January 2010 publication Options Politiques. Read the review on the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Web site (PDF 35 KB)

M'Clure, Robert. The Discovery of the North-West Passage. Edited by S. Osborn. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1856. Reprint Edmonton: Hurtig 1969.

Miertsching, Johann. Frozen Ships: The Arctic Diary of Johann Miertsehing, 1850-1854. Translated and edited by L. H. Neatby. Toronto: Macmillan 1967.

Payton, Brian. The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness. Toronto: Doubleday Canada 2009, A division of Random House of Canada Limited.

Franklin Expedition

Beattie, Owen and John Geiger, Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1989.

Cyriax, R.J. Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition. London: Methuen and Co., 1939

Gilder, William H. Schwatka's Search: Sledging in the Arctic in Quest of Franklin Records. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.

McClintock, Francis Leopold. The Voyage of the "Fox" in the Arctic Seas: A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1859. Reprint Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1972.

Nourse, J.E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition Commanded by Charles Francis Hall. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879.

Woodman, David C., Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony. McGill-Queen’s Native and Northern Series #5, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.

Woodman, David C., Strangers Among Us. McGill-Queen’s Native and Northern Series #10, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995.