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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition by [Battersby, William]
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Length: 241 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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"Battersby provides convincing answers ... he uncovers the true and compelling story of a very remarkable self-made adventurer."

--Peter Shawn Taylor "Maclean's "

"The book is painstakingly researched and well written."

--Alberta History

..". the book thoroughly engaged me ... and if naval history or the Franklin Expedition are your interests, you'll want to add James Fitzjames to your collection."

--Hubert O'Hearn "Chronicle-Journal "

" a well crafted, highly readable biography. It will appeal not only to those intrigued by the fate of the Franklin expedition, but also to naval historians with a focus on the Royal Navy in the first half of the 19th century, and to members of the general public with a taste for mysteries."

The book thoroughly engaged me if naval history or the Franklin Expedition are your interests, youll want to add James Fitzjames to your collection.

--Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal

This well-written book is a bravura example of what might be termed forensic history and a rewarding read for anyone interested in the social history of the Royal Navy--The Northern Mariner

"This engrossing book by William Battersby is well worth reading."

--BC History

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A lively man with a wicked sense of humour, James Fitzjames joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32. While he never returned, he left behind a legacy of misinformation, half-truths, and adventures that the author wades through to create a great portrait of this brave Royal Navy hero.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2758 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn; 1 edition (9 August 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AETRB40
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #403,838 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsALMOST complete life of James Fitzjames,Arctic explorer on the Franklin Expedition of 1845
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5.0 out of 5 starsFranklin Expedition Pageturner!
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