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GREAT BIOGRAPHY OF A GREAT HERO Jul 9, 2007
I actually purchased this book directly from Collins Press as a pre-order!
It's about time this unsung hero had a deserving biography written and Michael Smith was the writer who accomplished this!
Don't look to Dan Simmons' "The Terror" for the true story of Captain Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier - it's fiction. This is the book to read the true story of Captain Crozier's life and career.
The only other biography written about Captain Crozier was published in 1976 by the Government of the NW Territories, written by Mae Fluhmann titled "Second In Command". I only got to read it through my main library's inter-library loan program and the book came from a library in Alaska. I could not check the book out so I had to read it at the library.
Banbridge has not forgotten their native son - a memorial to Captain Crozier stands in the town square directly across from the house he was born in. Holy Trinity Church in Banbridge has a memorial from the brothers and sisters of Francis Crozier.
Superb book and highly recommended!
Forgotten hero Feb 14, 2007
Francis Crozier made six exploration voyages to both the north and south poles in the 1800s. He traveled with and was respected by many of the well known explorers of his day such as Ross and Parry. Because he was an Irishman of modest means, he was passed over for honors other, lesser, men received. His accomplishemtns and fascinating history are brought to live in this well-researched story.