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  • Author:
    Ken McGoogan
  • ISBN:
    0593052749
  • ISBN13:
    978-0593052747
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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    World
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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.

by. Kenneth McGoogan. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on December 19, 2012.

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.

Ken McGoogan chronicles Hearne's harrowing odyssey, which was marked by hardship, hunger and disappointment, and mitigated only by his friendship with the legendary Indian leader Matonabbee. Hearne's epic adventure culminated in the infamous massacre by the Coppermine River an event that became the cornerstone of his own book, Journey to the Northern Ocean, and changed his life forever. It was Hearne's own account of this atrocity that McGoogan believes inspired Samuel Coleridge's famous poem the "Time Of The Ancient Mariner". Haunted by guilt and sorrow, the explorer shared his story with the poet when they met in London.