Ancient Mariner

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

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins Publishers
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

mikerobar ,

Awesome

I found the story of Samuel Hearne interesting to start with. Ken MacGoogan brings it to life. One of England’s most forgotten, yet important explorers, and a man that help shape Canada.

Rob Bermuhler ,

No illustrations?

Well written and nicely paced. I enjoyed this book but was disappointed to find that my electronic copy had no maps, diagrams or illustrations. A requirement, I thought, in a book on exploration.

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