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Barrow's Boys: A stirring story of daring, fortitude and outright lunacy

Fergus Fleming

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Summary

A mix of tragedy and farce, this tale tells the story of John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty. Between 1816 and 1845 his teams of naval officers partook in an ambitious programme of exploration, scouring the world's undiscovered territories, unprepared for the conditions they would face.

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History, Travel, Adventure, Exploration

On Loan

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