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Cook & Peary : the polar controversy, resolved

Author: Robert M Bryce
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Not just the final word on what Cook and Peary did and did not do, but is also a full, fair examination of their lives. A finely drawn picture of the last days of the great expeditions, when explorers willingly risked their lives in pursuit of intangible and impossible goals.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bryce, Robert M.
Cook & Peary.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c1997
(OCoLC)607414675
Online version:
Bryce, Robert M.
Cook & Peary.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c1997
(OCoLC)608152924
Named Person: Frederick Albert Cook; Robert E Peary; Frederick A Cook; Robert E Peary; Frederick Albert Cook; Robert Edwin Peary; Frederick Albert Cook; Robert E Peary
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Bryce
ISBN: 0811703177 9780811703178
OCLC Number: 35280718
Notes: Maps of the North Pole on endpapers.
Description: xviii, 1133 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's note --
Prologue --
Preface --
pt. 1 --
ch. 1. The sunrise of ambition --
ch. 2. I must have fame --
ch. 3. The inspiration of all the world --
ch. 4. A permanent drawing power for life --
ch. 5. The conditions of happiness --
ch. 6. Will you kindly come to our rescue? --
ch. 7. This vanishing of the Pole Star --
ch. 8. An unimaginable dream --
ch. 9. A year, a month and a day --
ch. 10. You have chosen the happier lot --
ch. 11. Between the forbidden tundra and the smiling snow --
ch. 12. And therefore to the top of the world --
ch. 13. The wind-loved place --
ch. 14. I have been to the pole! --
ch. 15. I show you my hands --
ch. 16. We believe in you --
ch. 17. Into the hall of bribery --
ch. 18. Tell it to the Danes! --
ch. 19. I suppose I am --
ch. 20. Veritas --
ch. 21. A perversion of history --
ch. 22. The meanest men in the world --
ch. 23. At the head of the fraudists --
ch. 24. The new era --
ch. 25. Was I one of your heroes? --
ch 26. The pointed finger from his grave --
pt. 2 --
ch. 27. A matter of veracity --
ch. 28. To the top of the continent? --
ch. 29. Return to the pole --
ch. 30. To dream and not to count the cost --
Epilogue --
Postscript : An impertinence --
Acknowledgments --
Bibliography of the published writings of Frederick Albert Cook --
Bibliographic sources and notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Cook and Peary
Responsibility: Robert M. Bryce.

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Not just the final word on what Cook and Peary did and did not do, but is also a full, fair examination of their lives. A finely drawn picture of the last days of the great expeditions, when explorers willingly risked their lives in pursuit of intangible and impossible goals.

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