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

Author: Bruce Henderson
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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; Frederick Albert Cook; Robert E Peary
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Henderson
ISBN: 0393327388 9780393327380
OCLC Number: 224930950
Description: 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Men of destiny. Call of the northland --
North Greenland expedition --
Arctic tenderfoots --
Death on a glacier --
Ruled with an iron hand --
Snow baby --
"Polar summer resort" --
Bounty hunting --
Destination Antarctica --
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'.
Other Titles: Robert E. Peary, and Frederick Albert Cook, and the race to the Pole
Responsibility: Bruce Henderson.


"Nail-biting true adventure."--Kirkus Reviews 


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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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