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Ancient Mariner: The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Walked to the Arctic Ocean

Authors: McGoogan, Ken
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
BISAC/Subject: HIS037050
ISBN: 9781443400176, Related ISBNs: 1443400173, 9780006391579, 9781443400176
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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.

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