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Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane
 
 
Author
Ken McGoogan.
Publisher Counterpoint  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781582434407
Pages/Publication Date 381/2008
Daedalus Item Code 32397
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"[Ken] McGoogan [author of Fatal Passage and Lady Franklin's Revenge] frames this exciting biography in terms of the mythological concepts of the hero and the transformative quest. Trained as a physician, Elisha Kent Kane served in the U.S. Navy in locales around the globe, describing the geography, cultures, and his experiences in his journals, which were later published. Kane is most famous for his participation in two Arctic expeditions, 185051 and 185355, launched to find and rescue Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin's expedition of 1845 that had disappeared while searching for the Northwest Passage. Selected to lead the second rescue expedition, Kane was also challenged to locate the Open Polar Sea, a geographic concept since debunked. McGoogan discovered three previously lost journals Kane wrote during the two Arctic expeditions. These journals fill in many previously missing details and help answer criticisms regarding Kane's decisions that led to two men's deaths. Forced to turn back on both expeditions, Kane and the rest of his men survived an 800-mile trek south to Greenland. Although the nation mourned when Kane died of ill health not long after, he has languished in relative obscurity since. McGoogan's readable biography ensures Kane's place in the pantheon of polar explorers."School Library Journal (starred review)
 
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