Ken McGoogan Ancient Mariner

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Ancient Mariner

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9780006391579: Ancient Mariner

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. Yet, as Ken McGoogan reveals, Samuel Hearne’s place in the history books has been a subject hotly disputed over the past two centuries. This fascinating saga, a skillful blend of literary detective work and finely imagined narrative, delights and surprises as it restores Hearne’s rightful place in history.

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PRAISE FOR ANCIENT MARINER
“Brisk, readable books about great Englishmen don’t come much better than this. The story of Samuel Hearne has something for everyone.” The Observer (UK)

“Compelling.... [Ancient Mariner] relates an often brutal tale with a surprising amount of grace and poetry.” Publishers Weekly

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About the Author:

KEN MCGOOGAN is the author of a dozen books, among them four bestsellers about Arctic exploration: Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner, Lady Franklin’s Revenge and Race to the Polar Sea. Those works won the Pierre Berton Award, the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Canadian history, the Grant MacEwan Author’s Award, and a Christopher Award for “a work of artistic excellence.”

Ken worked as a journalist for two decades, moving from the Toronto Star to the Montreal Star and the Calgary Herald, as books editor and columnist. He has served as chair of the Public Lending Right Commission and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Explorers Club. He teaches narrative non-fiction at the University of Toronto and in the MFA program at University of King’s College in Halifax. Every summer, he voyages in the Northwest Passage as a resource historian with Adventure Canada.

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"'Brisk, readable books about great Englishmen doing great things - let us call it the School of Longitude - don't come much better than this...The story of Samuel Hearne has something for everyone'" OBSERVER "'McGoogan's strength lies in his knowledge of tribes such as the Chipaweyans and the Dene, married with exhaustive research...fascinating detail'" SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY "'His stirring story is one of true British grit'" SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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