I recently finished reading that book by John Ross. (By the way, it's available in .pdf format on-line, here. No memberships or fees, just the book itself. Nice).
Some people find the recitative of history a bit much, and look forward to the story moving forward, after page 600 or so. I'm something of a history buff, so I enjoyed all the references and recaps of that-which-has-gone-before.
Most of you know the story already, or should (hint, hint - hie thee to the link!) but if you don't, now's a good time to find out.
I won't review it here; that's been done, and better, by a lot of folks. Let's just say I find the conclusion of the book interesting, but improbable. The Mythbusters might even find it "plausible", but I think it's unlikely.
Doesn't mean that couldn't change, though. Go see for yourselves.