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John F. Ross

John F. Ross was the Executive Editor of American Heritage and Invention & Technology magazines and a Senior Editor of Smithsonian magazine before that. On assignment, he has chased scorpions in Baja, dived 3,000 feet underwater in the Galapagos, dogsledded with the Polar Inuit in Greenland,
lived with the Khanty reindeer herders in Siberia, and launched the most northern canoe trip in the Canadian Arctic. He has published more than 200 articles and spoken at the Explorers Club of New York, the Smithsonian Institution, NASA's Ames Research Center, and BMW's Herbert Quandt

Ross is the author of War on the Run, a definitive biography of Robert Rogers, and The Polar Bear Strategy: Reflections on Risk in Modern Life (Perseus Books).

Articles by this Author

Wilderness Ordeal, Summer 2009 | Vol. 59, No. 2
Two hundred and fifty years ago, Major Robert Rogers and his rangers launched a daring wilderness raid against an enemy village, but paid a steep price
The largest army ever assembled in North America at the time attacked the French at New York’s Fort Carillon . . . with disastrous results
A Lee descendant finds two long-lost trunks full of family memorabilia in a Virginia bank vault