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Fatal passage : the untold story of John Rae, the arctic adventurer who discovered the fate of Franklin

By: McGoogan, Ken

0553814931 / 9780553814934
Paperback
919.8'04
01/10/2002
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England
20 cm 327 p. : ill.
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Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: HarperCollins, 2001.

The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure.

In 1854 Rae solved the two great Arctic mysteries: the fate of the doomed Franklin expedition and the location of the last navigable link in the Northwest Passage.

But Rae was to be denied the recognition he so richly deserved.

On returning to London, he faced a campaign of denial and vilification led by two of the most powerful people in Victorian England: Lady Jane Franklin, the widow of the lost Sir John, and Charles Dickens, the most influential writer of the age.

With this is story of courage and determination, McGoogan aims to capture the essence of one man's indomitable spirit.

It is his redemption of Rae's rightful place in history.

BIC:

1MTN Arctic regions, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, BG Biography: general, RGR Geographical discovery & exploration

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