“Ken McGoogan has a way of making our forgotten history seem positively heady – tragic and compelling.”

—Ottawa Citizen

About Ken

KEN McGOOGAN is the globe-trotting author of fifteen books, among them five bestsellers about Arctic exploration. His numerous awards include the Pierre Berton Award for History, the University of British Columbia Medal for Biography, and an American Christopher Award for “a work of artistic excellence that affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

Praise for Ken's Works

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“Ken McGoogan is required reading for any Canadian who wants to know the real history of our country.”

—PETER MANSBRIDGE

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“Delivers more of what readers recognize as McGoogan hallmarks: intelligence, curiosity, strong research and highly readable prose.”

—PENNY WILLIAMS, Globe and Mail (Lady Franklin’s Revenge)

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“A gripping tale of genuine adventures, very well told.”

Kirkus Reviews (Ancient Mariner)

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“If there is one book you read on Arctic adventure and the Northwest Passage, make sure it is Ken McGoogan's Dead Reckoning. It is the only book that gives appropriate credit to those who were already there.”

—ROY MACGREGOR

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“This latest [book] constitutes yet another important contribution to our understanding of Canadian history.”

—ELINOR FLORENCE (Flight of the Highlanders)

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“A passionate and immaculately researched book. A sort of Arctic whodunnit.”

—BERYL BAINBRIDGE (Fatal Passage)

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How Irish Coffin Ships changed Canada

An excellent article in the June/July issue of Canada’s History magazine, written by Don Cummer, tells the story of how in the 1840s thousands of Irish refugees fled the Great Hunger for a new life in Canada. It brought back memories of how in 2019 I spent a couple of months ranging around Ireland while…

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