John F. Ross is executive editor of American Heritage magazine and a former member of the Board of Editors at Smithsonian magazine, where he wrote six cover stories. His articles have been published in Reader's Digest, Parade, the New York Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Sunday Telegraph, and more. He has appeared on more than fifty radio and television programs and has keynoted conferences across the continent. His organization of the most northern canoe trip ever taken earned him a membership in the Explorers Club. On assignment he has dogsledded with the Polar Inuit in northwestern Greenland, technical mountain climbed in Siberia, and dived 3,000 feet in the Gal pagos. He is the author of Living Dangerously and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. From the Hardcover edition.
"A lively, evocative and at times moving biography . . . Ross [brings] this extraordinary man back to life."--The Wall Street Journal "Nothing less than a tour de force that will appeal to a wide range of readers . . . This remarkable book should go far to rescue a once-famous figure in American history."--Winston-Salem Journal "In this exhaustive book, variously scholarly and white-knuckle exciting, John Ross has done the great man justice."--The Washington Times "Rousing . . . The story of Rogers, as told by Ross, is an American tale."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "[A] sweeping account . . . a thrilling narrative."--The Boston Globe