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Author Name:    LOTZ, Jim. RICE, George). GREELY, Adolphus).

Title:   Canada's Forgoten Arctic Hero : George Rice and the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884. First Edition

Publisher:    Breton Books, Wreck Cove, NS, 2009, ISBN:9781895415940 

Seller ID:   103778

LOTZ, Jim. (RICE, George). (GREELY, Adolphus). Canada's Forgoten Arctic Hero : George Rice and the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884. With photographs by George Rice, illustrations based on descriptions from survivors, and three maps. (Wreck Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia): Breton Books, (2009). First Edition. Pp. (8),1-182,(2). Illustrated in b&w. 8vo, art-illustrated grey & blue car covers with white & black lettering to front cover, white lettering to blue spine. James Robert 'Jim' Lotz (b. January 12, 1929, Liverpool, England - d. January 2, 2015, Halifax , Nova Scotia) writer, researcher, activist and gentleman.. "The terricif true adventure of an unjustlyforgotten Cape Bretoner - Canada's first photographer in the High Arctic. The 'indefatigable' George Rice emerged a leader on an American Arctic expedition [the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, headed up by Adolphus Greely], and died a hero searching for food for his starving comrades. This gripping and painful story is told through George Rice's previously unpublished diaries. Packed with humour, pathos, and magnificent description, this book is apowerful historic and literary event -- masterfully presented by Jim Lotz who, seventy-five years later on Operation Hazen, served in the footsteps of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00


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