Winner of the 2001 Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize.
An absorbing account of John Rae's incredible accomplishments and the undeserved and wholesale destruction of his reputation in polite Victorian society. Not long after he began reading the 820-page handwritten diary of the Scottish explorer, Ken McGoogan was determined to restore Rae's rightful place in history. Rae discovered not only the grisly truth about the lost Franklin expedition, but the final link in the elusive Northwest Passage. A smooth synthesis of adventure story, travelogue and historical biography, Fatal Passage is a richly detailed portrait illuminating one of the most harrowing eras in the exploration of Canada.
About this Author
KEN McGOOGAN is the author of the national bestsellers Fatal Passage,Ancient Mariner and Lady Franklins Revenge. One of Canadas leading historical biographers, he has won the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the CA History Award, the Grant MacEwan Authors Award and a Christopher Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Pierre Berton Award for his body of work. A film adaptation of Fatal Passage will be released in 2008. Ken McGoogan lives in Toronto. Visit his website at www.kenmcgoogan.com.
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