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Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story Of The Northwest Passage

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With this book—his most ambitious yet—Ken McGoogan delivers a vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history. Dead Reckoning challenges the conventional narrative, which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on…
Flight Of The Highlanders: The Making Of Canada

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Fatal Passage
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|February 18, 2002

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The truth is that John Rae solved the two great mysteries ofnineteenth-century Arctic exploration: during a single expedition in 1854, hediscovered both the fate of the Franklin expedition and the only NorthwestPassage navigable by the ships of that time - the…
John Rae's Arctic Correspondence, 1844-1855
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|September 30, 2014

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Although Arctic explorer and Hudson Bay Company surveyor John Rae (1813-1893) travelled and recorded the final uncharted sections of the Northwest Passage, he is best known for his controversial discovery of the fate of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845. Based…
The Arctic Journals of John Rae
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|September 18, 2012

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Scottish doctor and explorer John Rae is a controversial figure in the history of the Arctic. He began his career with the Hudson's Bay Company as a surgeon in Moose Factory, Ontario, where he learned to survey, live off the land, and travel great distances on…
A Journey to the Northern Ocean: The Adventures of Samuel Hearne

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Widely recognized as a classic of northern-exploration literature, A Journey to the Northern Ocean is Samuel Hearne's story of his three-year trek to seek a trade route across the Barrens in the Northwest Territories. Hearne was a superb reporter, from his…
How The Scots Invented Canada
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|October 18, 2011

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Canadians of Scottish descent, who today total over 4.7 million, have never made up more than 16 per cent of Canada's population. Yet they have supplied thirteen of twenty-two Canadian prime ministers, and have made proportionate contributions in exploration,…
Celtic Lightning: How The Scots And The Irish Created A Canadian
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|October 4, 2016

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An exploration of Canadian roots and identity from bestselling author Ken McGoogan With Celtic Lightning , Ken McGoogan asks the question: Who do we think we are? He argues that Canadians have never investigated the demographic reality that informs this book-the…
50 Canadians Who Changed The World
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|October 21, 2014

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Using the successful format of How the Scots Invented Canada, Ken McGoogan takes the reader on a compelling journey through the lives of 50 accomplished Canadians born in the 20th century who have changed-and often continue to change-the great wide world.…
Lady Franklin's Revenge
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|September 26, 2006

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When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurouswife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributedmore to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A thirdmasterful biography from…
Ancient Mariner: The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Walked to the Arctic Ocean

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PUBLISHED TO GREAT REVIEWS in Canada, the US and the UK, Ancient Mariner tells the riveting story of how Samuel Hearne-a sailor at 12, a northern explorer at 24, an admirer of Native peoples-became the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America.…
Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story Of The Northwest Passage

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With this book - his most ambitious yet - Ken McGoogan delivers a vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history. Dead Reckoning challenges the conventional narrative, which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on Royal…
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