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Flight to the top of the world : the adventures of Walter Wellman

Author: David Bristow
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018] ©2018
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Walter Wellman; Walter Wellman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bristow
ISBN: 9781496207067 1496207068
OCLC Number: 1035556686
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part 1. Newsman in the Far North, 1891-1899 1. In Search of Christopher Columbus: The Bahamas, June 1891 --
Arctic Enthusiasm Is an Intermittent Fever: Washington DC, February 1894 --
A Dog Show and the Seven Islands: Belgium, Norway, and Spitsbergen, April-May 1894 --
Shipwrecked at the Hotel White Bear: Spitsbergen, May-July, 1894 --
The President Cannot Be Stampeded: Washington DC, February-May 1898 --
Like Opening a Grave: Northbrook Island, Franz Josef Land, July 28, 1898 --
Tell Them What It Was Like for Us Here: Franz Josef Land, August-December, 1898 --
The Strenuous Life: Franz Josef Land, February-July 1899 --
Part 2. The Insider, 1900-1904 --
The People Are Barely Able to Exist: Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, April-August 1902 --
With Johnny D'Mitch and the Coal Barons: Washington DC and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August-October 1902 --
This Crime against Organized Labor: Colorado and Washington DC, June-December, 1904 --
Part 3. The Polar Airship, 1905-1909 --
Motor Sledges and Airships: Washington DC, 1903-1906 --
The Scheme Was Crazy Enough to Seem Workable: Paris, France, and Tromso, Norway, January-June 1906 --
The Airship Station on Virgo Bay: Danes Island, Spitsbergen, July-August 1906 --
Wellman vs. Peary: Washington DC, November 1906-May 1907 --
Balloons, Aeroplanes, and the Acrobatic Photographer: Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and France, 1901-1907 --
Go? Of Course. What Else Are We Here For?: Danes Island, Spitsbergen, July-September 1907 --
Lost in a Snowstorm above the Polar Sea: Spitsbergen, September 2, 1907 --
Campaigns and Dollars: Washington DC and various locations, 1908-1909 --
Under the Ice, Over the Ice: Danes Island, Spitsbergen, 1908-1909 --
Nowhere Does His Story Ring True: Norway, Denmark, France, and the United States, September-November 1909 --
Part 4. The Atlantic Ocean, 1910-1912 --
Mr. Wellman's Unbusinesslike Charm: Chicago, New York, and the White Nile River in Egyptian Sudan, February-March 1910 --
The Funniest Damn Ship I Ever Joined: Atlantic City, New Jersey, July-August 1910 --
The Airship, Bringer of Total War and Universal Peace: Osawatomie, Kansas, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, August-September 1910 --
The Aero-Not: Atlantic City, August-October 1910 --
It's Europe or Bust from This Minute On: Atlantic City, October 15, 1910 --
Only a Question of Time When We Blow Up: Atlantic City, New York City, and the Long Island Coast, October 15, 1910 --
The Queen of Spades: Nantucket Shoals, North Atlantic Ocean, October 16, 1910 --
A Sort of Bleeding to Death: North Atlantic Ocean, October 17, 1910 --
CQD: North Atlantic Ocean, October 18, 1910 --
You're All Right, Old Man!: Atlantic City and New York City, October-December 1910 --
New Dreams for the Aerial Age: New York City, Atlantic City, and Akron, Ohio, 1911 --
The Most Perilous Element of All: Atlantic City, October 1911-July 1912 --
Epilogue: New York City, 1912-1934.
Responsibility: David L. Bristow.

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