Lady Franklin's Revenge by Ken McGoogan
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Lady Franklin's Revenge
By Ken McGoogan

Lady Franklin's Revenge

A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History

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Lady Franklin's Revenge by Ken McGoogan

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Born into a wealthy London family in late-eighteenth-century England, Jane Griffin enjoyed nothing like the opportunities available to men of her class. And yet she became a world traveller, ranging far off the beaten path of Grand-Tour Europe to explore Russia, Greece, the Holy Land and northern Africa. She rode a donkey into Nazareth, sailed a rat-infested boat up the Nile River, and, at age of seventy, circumnavigated the globe in rough sailing ships. Jane married Captain John Franklin at thirty-six. She helped him seize the opportunity of a lifetime - leadership of a Royal Navy expedition destined, supposedly, to solve the final riddle of the Northwest Passage. After Franklin disappeared into the Arctic, she badgered the Admiralty into dispatching dozens of ships to locate him; she financed voyages through public subscription, paid for others out of her own pocket, and inspired even the president of the United States to contribute to the search. In 1854, when explorer John Rae returned from the Arctic with news that the final survivors of the Franklin expedition, while starving to death, had degenerated into cannibalism, Jane enlisted the celebrated Charles Dickens to repudiate him. She then sent Leopold McClintock to the area Rae had specified, and he brought back the evidence she sought, exonerating Franklin personally and opening the way to her creation of a legend.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553816433
ISBN-10: 0553816438
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 37mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Journey to the Northern Ocean by Ken McGoogan Journey to the Northern Ocean, Paperback (October 2007)

Samuel Hearne was a superb reporter, from his anguished description of the massacre of helpless Eskimos by his Indian companions to his meticulous records of wildlife, flora and Indian manners and customs. This book features Hearne's story of his three-year trek to seek a trade route across the Barrens in the Northwest Territories.

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Author Biography - Ken McGoogan

Ken McGoogan is a Canadian writer - historian, biographer, novelist and journalist. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed bestseller Fatal Passage, about Scottish Arctic adventurer John Rae, which won the Writers' Trust of Canada Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the Canadian Authors' Association History Award and the Grant MacEwan Award. It also won a US Christopher Award as a work of artistic excellence that 'affirms the highest values of the human spirit'. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Ancient Mariner, a biography of the British explorer Samuel Hearne. He lives with his family in Toronto, Canada.

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