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Resolute: The Epic Search for the Nort/Sandler, Marti/Hardc/1402740859/S055-D1
By 1845, Europeans had been seeking the fabled Northwest Passage - a short, safe route to Asia through the Arctic - for four hundres years. In Britain, it had become a national obsession. Sir John Franklin, the most reverd British naval explorer, was Britain's great hope to claim the prize. It would not turn out as planned. Resolute is the epic story of the frenzied search for this Holy Grail of trade routes, the disappearance of Franklin and his 128 men, and the longest, largest - and in the end, most controversial - search and rescue mission ever organised. It is also the harrowing tale of a grand ship abandoned during one of the search expeditions, its discovery miles away, and its surprising reincarnation as a cultural icon still in use today - the desk of the president of the United States.