- Author:Ken McGoogan
- Publisher:Bantam Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2004)
- Pages:352 pages
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Ancient Mariner" by Ken McGoogan. For all my criticisms, "Ancient Mariner" is an easy and informative book to read. Good, but it could have been much better.
Ancient Mariner" by Ken McGoogan. Such a work was needed because Hearne, who survived one of the greatest epics of human endurance in all of history, is all too little known, even in Canada.
Ancient Mariner book. Ken McGoogan brings Canadian history alive and in this book the reader feels very much a part of Hearn's amazing travels. Apr 20, 2015 Mook rated it liked it.
In ANCIENT MARINER, Ken McGoogan paints a vivid portrait of life in the eighteenth century, from London through to the farthest reaches of North America
In ANCIENT MARINER, Ken McGoogan paints a vivid portrait of life in the eighteenth century, from London through to the farthest reaches of North America. After serving as a midshipman during the Seven Years War, Hearne joined the Hudson's Bay Company and was posted to the Arctic coast. From there he embarked on an overland quest for a fabled copper mine - also hoping to discover the Northwest Passage.
Bantam, £1. 9, pp356. And Ken McGoogan, for the most part, does likewise in Ancient Mariner. In one sense, he only needs to flesh out Hearne's lean prose. Simple facts can do the rest. Brisk, readable books about great Englishmen doing great things - let us call it the School of Longitude - don't come much better than this. Samuel Hearne was a hero amazing enough to make the top 10 on any BBC list.
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The Arctic Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Inspired Coleridge’s Masterpiece. Toronto-based McGoogan (Fatal Passage, 2002, et. presents his hero as a determined adventurer. Samuel Hearne (1745–92) became a midshipman in the Royal Navy at age 12, receiving his naval training under Captain Samuel Hood, who also served as mentor to Horatio Nelson.
Ken McGoogan is the Canadian author of fifteen books, including Flight of the Highlanders, Dead Reckoning, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World, How the Scots Invented Canada.
Ken McGoogan is the Canadian author of fifteen books, including Flight of the Highlanders, Dead Reckoning, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World, How the Scots Invented Canada, and four biographical narratives focusing on northern exploration and published internationally: Fatal Passage (John Rae), Ancient Mariner (Samuel Hearne), Lady Franklin's Revenge (Jane Franklin), and Race to the Polar Sea (Elisha Kent Kane).
This book by Ken McGoogan recalls Peter C. Newman's fascinating books about the Hudson's Bay Company: Caesars of the Wilderness and The Company Adventurers. I think that schoolchildren should be reading these books rather than dry old history tomes.