The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot
By (author) Ken McGoogan
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Fatal Passage by Ken McGoogan
Book DescriptionJohn Rae's accomplishments, surpassing all nineteenth-century Arctic explorers, were worthy of honors and international fame. No explorer even approached Rae's prolific record: 1,776 miles surveyed of uncharted territory; 6,555 miles hiked on snowshoes; and 6,700 miles navigated in small boats. Yet, he was denied fair recognition of his discoveries because he dared to utter the truth about the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew, Rae's predecessors in the far north. Author Ken McGoogan vividly narrates the astonishing adventures of Rae, who found the last link to the Northwest Passage and uncovered the grisly truth about the cannibalism of Franklin and his crew. A bitter smear campaign by Franklin's supporters would deny Rae his knighthood and bury him in ignominy for over one hundred and fifty years. Ken McGoogan's passion to secure justice for a true North American hero in this revelatory book produces a completely original and compelling portrait that elevates Rae to his rightful place as one of history's greatest explorers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780786711567
(210mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ken McGoogan
Mystery in the Frozen Lands, Hardback (September 2015)
The thrilling tale of a fictional 14-year-old's quest aboard a real 19th century ship in search of the missing Franklin expedition
Journey to the Northern Ocean, Paperback (October 2007)
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