Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot

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John Rae s accomplishments, surpassing all nineteenth-century Arctic explorers, were worthy of honors and international fame. No explorer even approached Rae s prolific record: 1,776 miles surveyed of uncharted territory; 6,555 miles hiked on snowshoes; and 6,700 miles navigated in small boats. Yet, he was denied fair recognition of his discoveries because he dared to utter the truth about the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew, Rae s predecessors in the far north. Author Ken McGoogan vividly narrates the astonishing ...

Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot 2003, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780786711567

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