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The Resource Finding John Rae, Alice Jane Hamilton

Finding John Rae, Alice Jane Hamilton

Label
Finding John Rae
Title
Finding John Rae
Statement of responsibility
Alice Jane Hamilton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This creative nonfiction biography of the celebrated Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae begins in 1854 when, on a mapping expedition to the Boothia Peninsula, Rae discovers the missing link in the Northwest Passage. On the same trip, a chance encounter with an Inuit hunter leads him to uncover the tragic fate that befell the officers and crew of the long-missing Franklin Expedition when, starving on the ice, they resorted to cannibalism. When the Scottish-born scientist and Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor reports the shocking details about the men's demise to the British Admiralty, he is publicly belittled by such well-known Victorian society figures as the novelist Charles Dickens and Sir John Franklin's widow, Jane. From then on, Rae's life becomes a restless journey of soaring hope and bitter disappointment, as he attempts to restore his good reputation with the British public, defend the integrity of the Arctic natives who brought him detailed testimony about the evidence of cannibalism, and rebuild his shattered identity. Rae's search for what has been lost takes him to Hamilton, Lower Canada, across Rupert's Land to the Pacific Coast, to the Faroe Islands, across Greenland, and then finally home to the Orkney Islands where yet another turn of events catches him by surprise
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Alice Jane
Dewey number
917.1904/1092
Index
no index present
LC call number
G635.R25
LC item number
H36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rae, John
  • Rae, John
  • John Franklin Arctic Expedition
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Arctic regions
  • Northwest Passage
  • Inuit
  • Surgeons
  • Rae, John
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Discovery and exploration, British
  • Inuit
  • Surgeons
  • Travel
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Arctic Regions
  • Canada
  • Scotland
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Finding John Rae, Alice Jane Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-226)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
963394083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781553804833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963394083
Label
Finding John Rae, Alice Jane Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-226)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
963394083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781553804833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963394083

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