Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane

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Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
Pages
380
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781582435329
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About the Author

Ken McGoogan is a globe-trotting Canadian writer who survived shipwreck off Dar es Salaam, chased the ghost of Lady Franklin from Russell Square to Van Diemen's Land, and placed a John Rae memorial plaque in the High Arctic. Ken has published fifteen books--six histories, five biographies, three novels, and one ghosted work. His bestselling titles include Dead Reckoning, Celtic Lightning, Fatal Passage, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World, How the Scots Invented Canada, Lady Franklin's Revenge, and Flight of the Highlanders.

Reviews

A terrifically accessible account of this wide-eyed, extraordinarily intrepid adventurer's thrilling and chilling exploits. --Kirkus

McGoogan's fascinating biography focuses on a neglected figure from the early era of polar exploration . . . With his access to previously unknown Kane logbooks, McGoogan makes an impressive case for the bravery and importance of the explorer who first identified the Greenland ice sheet. --Publishers Weekly

An incredible and frightening journey. --Booklist

McGoogan frames this exciting biography in terms of the mythological concepts of the hero and the transformative quest. Highly recommended. --Library Journal