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True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole

Author: Bruce Henderson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about the claims and counterclaims in one of the most enduring and vitriolic feuds in the history of exploration. Frederick Cook and Robert Peary started out as friends, but by 1909 the goodwill had gone. Peary claimed he had discovered the Pole in April 1909, Cook claimed he had been the first to attain the Pole in 1908.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert E Peary; Frederick Albert Cook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Henderson
ISBN: 0393327388 9780393327380
OCLC Number: 224930950
Description: 331 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Author's note --
Prologue --
Part ONE: 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. --
Part TWO --
To the people: --
A Crazy Hunger --
I shall win this time --
Polar Quest --
Forward March --
I have reached the Pole --
Nailed to the Pole --
Seized by a hearsickness. --
Aftermath --
Source notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Robert E. Peary, and Frederick Albert Cook, and the race to the Pole
Responsibility: Bruce Henderson.

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Peary said he had reached the North Pole in September, 1909; Cook presented evidence that he got there in 1908. A century later, the battle still rages. This title makes a narrative out of the claims  Read more...

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"Henderson gives an exciting account of the pair's adventures on various explorations in which high dangers, privation, starvation, scurvy and icy death all play a part." Roy Herbert, New Scientist"

 
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