Just to throw in a misunderstood book (at least by me); The Terror by Dan Simmons.
It is about the Franklin-expedition of which the HMS Terror was one half and which was lost trying to find the Northwest-passage back in 1845.
My misunderstanding was that this was one more historical tome about Brits dying in the Arctic. It is, but with a good dose of fiction and myth thrown in to make it a good and bloody read with what I think is some good insights into the time and mindsets.
It includes handy cooking tips for the last meat source, tells you what to wear when you want to freeze and details how to pack your sleigh when completely off your rocks.
Apart from one conversation that seems a bit unlikely at that particular moment and a mythology that does feel a bit bolted on (for good reason), it is a pretty darn good book.
You might want to wait until through this book to read the Wiki on the expedition. And get a good map of the area.