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McGoogan, Kenneth 1947-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 3,414 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Documentary films  Fiction  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Short films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: G635.R25, B
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Most widely held works about Kenneth McGoogan
 
Most widely held works by Kenneth McGoogan
Race to the polar sea : the heroic adventures of Elisha Kent Kane by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the nineteenth-century American explorer, Elisha Kent Kane
Fatal passage : the story of John Rae, the Arctic hero time forgot by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rae (1813-93) was the only major British Arctic explorer never to receive a knighthood. His error, says Calgary-based novelist McGoogan, was that when he returned to London in the middle 1850s, from his explorations across what would become northern Canada, he brought tragic news of the long-lost expedition led by Sir John Franklin and so brought on his head the vilification of such powers as Lady Franklin and Charles Dickens
Ancient mariner : the Arctic adventures of Samuel Hearne, the sailor who inspired Coleridge's masterpiece by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to achieving an unnamed immortality in Coleridge's epic poem, few people know that during a remarkable three-year odyssey British explorer Samuel Hearne became the first European to reach the Arctic Ocean and stand on the northernmost shore of the Americas. McGoogan skillfully demonstrates that Hearne was far more complex, accomplished, and influential than history has until now acknowledged." "Hearne's posthumously published journal, the first book about an Arctic sojourn, describes a trek of 3,500 miles marked by hardship, hunger, and disappointment, and ameliorated only by his friendship with the indomitable Dene leader Matonabbee. Their epic journey culminated in the notorious massacre at "Bloody Falls," where the Dene preyed on a helpless band of Inuit. Hearne witnessed the slaughter, and it would haunt him for the rest of his life; indeed, his report of the brutal incident has influenced Western understanding of native peoples for two centuries." "In an inspired example of literary sleuthing, McGoogan determines that Samuel Taylor Coleridge, six years before writing "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," encountered Hearne, who spoke of his guilt at seeing so many murdered so brutally. As the poet heard the traveler's painful stories, he was stirred to write about an old sailor haunted by his memories of a barbarous act."--Jacket
Lady Franklin's revenge : a true story of ambition, obsession and the remaking of Arctic history by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born into a wealthy London family in late-eighteenth-century England, Jane Griffin enjoyed nothing like the opportunities available to men of her class. And yet she became a world traveller, ranging far off the beaten path of Grand-Tour Europe to explore Russia, Greece, the Holy Land and northern Africa. She rode a donkey into Nazareth, sailed a rat-infested boat up the Nile River, and, at age of seventy, circumnavigated the globe in rough sailing ships." "Jane married Captain John Franklin at thirty-six. She helped him seize the opportunity of a lifetime - leadership of a Royal Navy expedition destined, supposedly, to solve the final riddle of the Northwest Passage. After Franklin disappeared into the Arctic, she badgered the Admiralty into dispatching dozens of ships to locate him; she financed voyages through public subscription, paid for others out of her own pocket, and inspired even the president of the United States to contribute to the search." "In 1854, when explorer John Rae returned from the Arctic with news that the final survivors of the Franklin expedition, while starving to death, had degenerated into cannibalism, Jane enlisted the celebrated Charles Dickens to repudiate him. She then sent Leopold McClintock to the area Rae had specified, and he brought back the evidence she sought, exonerating Franklin personally and opening the way to her creation of a legend."--Jacket
Fatal passage : the untold story of John Rae, the Arctic adventurer who discovered the fate of Franklin by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is 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
Ancient mariner : the amazing adventures of Samuel Hearne, the sailor who walked to the Arctic Ocean by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to great reviews in Canada, the US and the UK, Ancient Mariner tells the riveting story of how Samuel Hearne'a sailor at 12, a northern explorer at 24, an admirer of Native peoples'became the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America. Yet, as Ken McGoogan reveals, Samuel Hearne's place in the history books has been a subject hotly disputed over the past two centuries. This fascinating saga, a skillful blend of literary detective work and finely imagined narrative, delights and surprises as it restores Hearne's rightful place in history
How the Scots invented Canada by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadians of Scottish descent, who today total over 4.7 million, have never made up more than 16 per cent of Canada's population. Yet they have supplied thirteen of twenty-two Canadian prime ministers, and have made proportionate contributions in exploration, education, banking, military service, railroading, invention, literature, you name it.</ Award-winning author Ken McGoogan has written a vivid, sweeping narrative showcasing more than sixty Scots who have shaped Canada. They include fur traders Alexander Mackenzie and the "Scotch West-Indian" James Douglas, who established national boundaries; politicians John A. Macdonald and Nellie McClung, who created a system of government; and visionaries Tommy Douglas, James Houston, Doris Anderson and Marshall McLuhan, who turned Canada into a complex nation that celebrates diversity. McGoogan toasts Robbie Burns, recalls the first settlers to wade ashore at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and celebrates such hybrid figures as the Cherokee Scot John Norton and Cuthbert Grant, father of the MItis nation. In <How the Scots Invented Canada</, Ken McGoogan uncovers the Scottish history of a nation-building miracle.>
The ambitions of Jane Franklin by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a period when most ladies sat at home with their embroidery, Jane Franklin achieved fame throughout the western world, and was probably the best travelled woman of her day. Alison Alexander traces the life of this inimitable woman, from her birth in late 18th century London, her marriage at the ripe age of 36 years to Sir John Franklin, to her many trips to far-flung locations, including Russia, the Holy Land, northern Africa, America and Australia. Once Jane Franklin married, her original ambition - to live life to the full - was joined by an equally ardent desire to make her kind and mild husband a success. Arriving in Tasmania in 1837 when Sir John became governor, she swept like a whirlwind through the colony: attempting to rid the island of snakes; establishing a scientific society and the Hobart regatta; adopting an Aboriginal girl, and sending a kangaroo to Queen Victoria
Canada's undeclared war : fighting words from the literary trenches by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rae's Arctic correspondence, 1844 1855 by John Rae( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intriguing look into the personal letters of one of the Arctic's most controversialexplorers
50 Canadians who changed the world by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the lives of 50 accomplished Canadians born in the twentieth century who have changed--and often continue to change--the world
Celtic lightning : how the Scots and the Irish created a Canadian nation by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Ken Mcgoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: who do we think we are? He argues that Canadians have never investigated the demographic reality that informs this book - the fact that more than nine million Canadians claim Scottish or Irish heritage. Did the ancestors of more than one quarter of our population arrive without cultural baggage? No history, no values, no vision? Impossible
Kerouac's ghost by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead reckoning : the untold story of the Northwest Passage by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Arctic discovery and the Northwest Passage and the indigenous people at the centre of the story
Visions of Kerouac : a novel by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Kerouac, legendary King of the Beats, turns up raving in this kaleidoscopic novel about an obsessive survivor of the Psychedelic Sixties. Set mostly in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco and atop Mount Jubilation in the Canadian Rockies, Visions of Kerouac moves from Montreal to Chicago and Boston, from the tiny Quebec village of Ste. Therese to New York City and the Timeless Void of the Golden Eternity. It juggles time-lines and narrators, asserts that Kerouac is bigger than Beat and celebrates Great Walking Sainthood."--Jacket
Going for gold by Catriona Le May Doan( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calypso warrior : a novel by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient mariner by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passage by John Walker( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845, celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin, along with his crew of 128 men, set sail from England in search of a fabled passage west. None of them were ever seen again. A search party found no evidence of any crew or wreckage. The mystery was eventually solved by John Rae, and they were so horrific that a public campaign was begun to discredit Rae
Chasing Safiya by Kenneth McGoogan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fatal passage : the untold story of John Rae, the Arctic adventurer who discovered the fate of Franklin
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Fatal passage : the story of John Rae, the Arctic hero time forgotAncient mariner : the Arctic adventures of Samuel Hearne, the sailor who inspired Coleridge's masterpieceLady Franklin's revenge : a true story of ambition, obsession and the remaking of Arctic historyFatal passage : the untold story of John Rae, the Arctic adventurer who discovered the fate of FranklinAncient mariner : the amazing adventures of Samuel Hearne, the sailor who walked to the Arctic OceanCanada's undeclared war : fighting words from the literary trenchesKerouac's ghostVisions of Kerouac : a novel
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Languages
English (140)

French (3)