At that we are only seeing part of that book, nothing at all about a search for a land route across north america. I found this book doing a search on time travel and science fiction and after reading a synopsis decided to give it a go. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the mine northwest passage book 1. In may 2000, joel smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground.
Having read three books in author john heldts northwest passage nwp series and three others in the american journey series, i am rapidly becoming addicted to his imaginative trips in time and the welldrawn characters who take them vicariously for the author, i suspect either voluntarily or involuntarily. It represents centuries of effort to find a route westward from the atlantic ocean to the pacific ocean through the arctic archipelago of what became canada. The northwest passage a guidebook to the rockclimbs of qemiln park post falls, idaho with information on climbing traditions, natural history and environmental preservation. Northwest passage was first published in serial form in the saturday evening post, in one of the last decisions made by george horace lorimer before his retirement as editor of the post, with book 1 running in 1936 and book 2 in 1937. Ah, for just one time i would take the northwest passage to find the hand of franklin reaching for the beaufort sea. Matts illustrations for northwest passage, a stunning tribute to the iconic stan rogers song, won the governor generals literary award. Kenneth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The mine northwest passage book 1 kindle edition by heldt, john a download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. This film is set in 1759, when major robert rogers set out from the colonies to seek out a northwest passage to the pacific ocean. Helping rogers, an experienced explorer and indian fighter, were hunk marriner, another experienced indian fighter, and langdon towne, a harvard graduate who was the map maker.
Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. I can say straight of that this is a very good book indeed, a mixture of time travel, lovely romance and history. Tracing one warm line through a land so wide and savage. The mine northwest passage book 1 kindle edition by. Northwest passage book 1, rogers rangers directed by king vidor written by lawrence stallings and talbot jennings from a novel by kenneth roberts flickers in time films from long ago and far away. John cabot urged his ships into the unknown in 1497 and 1498 to find it, but. Northwest passage was the second book by roberts i read and this as well as all other works in roberts chronicles of arundel series sold me on the us. Read more about the teams journey towards victory on and off the court. The quest for the passage was one of the worlds severest maritime. A man goes into a mine and travels back in history to 1941. Northwest passage this classic novel follows the career of major rogers, whose incredible exploits during the french and indian wars are told through langdon towne, an artist and harvard student who flees trouble to join the army. Northwest passage, historical sea passage of the north american continent.
Northwest passage trade route, north america britannica. Here is a fine blend of natural history, of human history, and of political history. Sir john franklin sought the northwest passagethen vanished. Its a great character study spanning a frontier wartime adventure in 1759 and then a descent into drink, ambition and other personal dissolution in the second half. Its a great character study spanning a frontier wartime adventure in 1759 and then a descent into drink, ambition and. At that we are only seeing part of that book, nothing at all about a. Further information will be posted as soon as it is available. It took three seasons and 21 games, but the northwest passage pioneers earned their first win in program history. Book 1 rogers rangers king vidor, 1940 the posters warned northwest passage was not suitable for children which it might be, with its stories of atrocities, men who fight with muskets and axes, and the good of the many philosophy. The basis of the song and story is the fateful sea voyage made by john franklin in 1845, which led to both his ships and his entire crew, as well as his life being lost. I was so glad i did because this is a wonderful book and so are the four following books in this northwest passage series. Northwest passage the new breed by roberts, kenneth elliot, douglass and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Ah, for just one time i would take the northwest passage to find the hand of franklin reaching for the beauford sea. Mcclure penetrated the passage from the west along the northern coast of the continent and by a land expedition reached viscount melville sound, which had been reached 181920 by parry from the east.
Northwest passage by kenneth roberts, paperback barnes. Externally, the jacketless book presents well, although the bottom 1 2 of the spine shows some fading, and there are 2 small spots on. Northwest passage is a picture book that brings a folk song to life with paintings for a vibrant history lesson. The obvious route through the northwest passage, parry channel seldom provides a full transit because of ice. Northwest passage by kenneth lewis roberts alibris. In the past, the northwest passage has been virtually impassable because it was covered by thick, yearround sea ice. Buy northwest passage by kenneth lewis roberts online at alibris. Twentyfive years of the burlington northern in the pacific northwest.
The episodes told the story of their trials and tribulations searching for the northwest passage and their battles with both the french and indians during this war. Northwest passage remains one of the few american novels one could call an epic. His books sold well at the time and we have to remember that in viewing northwest passage we are seeing a fictional story rather than the real story of rogers rangers. A book based on the wellknown song northwest passage first sung by stan rogers in 1981, northwest passage tells a tail about the song and the facts behind it. Dennis drabelle, a former contributing editor of book world, writes frequently about exploration. He also wrote and illustrated the highly acclaimed book the funeral. For centuries the northwest passage seemed little more than a mirage. Northwest passage book 1 roberts rangers 1940 spencer tracy robert young walter brennan ruth hussey nat pendleton based on novel by kenneth roberts directed by king vidor mgm movie poster. Northwest passage by kenneth roberts, first edition. Stan rogers northwest passage lyrics genius lyrics. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the. Matt james, illustrator, creates a unique vision to the lyrics of northwest passage, written by stan rogers, which tells of sir john franklins disastrous expedition 18451847 to discover a shorter route from the atlantic to the pacific and asia. It is named after arctic explorer william edward parry, who got as far as melville island in 1819 before being blocked by ice at mcclure strait.
Northwest passage is the story of revenge within the framework of the french and indian war, a fantastic account of courage, endurance and heroism. Peel sound was the franklin expeditions route south. The picture is based on a novel by kenneth roberts titled northwest passage 1937. Northwest passage is a 1940 technicolor film, starring spencer tracy, robert young, walter brennan, ruth hussey, and others. The northwest passage is a sea route that connects the atlantic and pacific oceans through the canadian arctic archipelago.
This is what it looks like the northwest passage in 2017. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an. This is not the kind of book that i would see the cover blurbs, then open it to read. List of books and articles about northwest passage. The search for the northwest passage top of the world trilogy, vol 1 read books ordeal by ice. The search for the northwest passage top of the world trilogy vol. In february 2020, the film was shown at the 70th berlin international film festival, as part of a retrospective dedicated to king vidors career. Healing in the riverway at river falls public library.737 506 162 730 234 948 147 198 1169 321 60 487 675 533 622 974 1233 184 962 699 755 979 1029 458 345 730 845 1022 560 136 1288 1193 1397 3 254 1248