True North Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole

ISBN-10: 0393327388
ISBN-13: 9780393327380
Edition: 2006
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Description: Bruce Henderson has constructed this revealing narrative out of the claims and counterclaims of Robert Peary and Frederick Cook, introducing fascinating scientific and psychological evidence to put the appalling details of polar travel in a new  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Bruce Henderson has constructed this revealing narrative out of the claims and counterclaims of Robert Peary and Frederick Cook, introducing fascinating scientific and psychological evidence to put the appalling details of polar travel in a new context.

Author's Note
Prologue
Men of Destiny
Call of the Northland
North Greenland Expedition
Arctic Tenderfoots
Death on a Glacier
Ruled with an Iron Hand
The Snow Baby
"Polar Summer Resort"
Bounty Hunting
Destination Antarctica
The Ice Man
Roof of the Continent
Farthest North
To the Pole
"A Crazy Hunger"
"I Shall Win This Time"
Polar Quest
"Forward! March!"
"I Have Reached the Pole"
"Nailed to the Pole"
Seized by a "Heartsickness"
Aftermath
Source Notes
Bibliography
Index

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