“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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An Open Letter to Explorer John Rae

Dear Dr. Rae: You have been gone from us since July 22, 1893 – precisely one hundred and twenty-nine years. I write from the future to mark the day of your passing. What to report from 2022? Six years ago, I relayed the news that searchers have found the two long-lost ships of Sir John…

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