The Greely Expedition

In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world's surface that had been described as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism.

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"Rapley approaches a difficult subject with a subtle finesse. It is virtually impossible not to get choked up over the tragedy and sadness that befell these Arctic pioneers." -