Hms Resolute

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How did a ship involved in a failed search for a lost explorer alter the course of history and become the symbol of Anglo-American friendship? Sent into the Arctic to find Franklin in 1852, HMS RESOLUTE was abandoned; then salvaged by an American whaler, who brought her home on Christmas Eve 1855. When Britain and America were on the brink of their 3rd war, she became the focus of the hostilities.and then history was changed forever!

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Overview

How did a ship involved in a failed search for a lost explorer alter the course of history and become the symbol of Anglo-American friendship? Sent into the Arctic to find Franklin in 1852, HMS RESOLUTE was abandoned; then salvaged by an American whaler, who brought her home on Christmas Eve 1855. When Britain and America were on the brink of their 3rd war, she became the focus of the hostilities.and then history was changed forever!

Follow the divergent lives of a sadistic commander, a Quaker abolitionist, an intrepid Arctic explorer, a pro-slavery senator, an Irish sea captain's wife and headstrong daughter, and a Yankee whaler as they intertwine in the incredible story of HMS RESOLUTE!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780755203963
  • Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
  • Publication date: 11/23/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    National Treasure - The Ship That Stops a War

    HMS Resolute covers a fascinating time before the American Civil War when Britain and the USA were threatening to go to war with each other. This novel is well grounded in the complex politics of the time. This is a forgotten tale that starts with the search for the Northwest Passage and ends with the 'special relationship' between two great nations. Although this is a fictional work the author has obviously done very thorough research on the ship and the people involved, and it is clear that she has a deep knowledge of her subject. The book is very readable and the characters are believable. It should appeal to lovers of Arctic history in Canada, USA and Britain, those interested in the Quakers struggle for peace and the abolition of slavery, and Anglo-American heritage. My only critcism is that one event, and there are many dramatic historical episodes, when the sledging party from Resolute rescues the starving sailors from HMS Investigator, is only given a brief mention.Perhaps the author should consider a non-fiction book where she could go into the events in even greater depth?

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