True North

True North

Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the feud between rival explorers Robert Peary and Frederick Cook, who both claimed to have reached the North Pole first, in an account that presents scientific and psychological evidence from their expeditions.

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A California writer notes that more people have gone into space than have trekked to the North Pole. In this balanced account of the continuing controversy over who was the first explorer to reach the North Pole in 1908 (Cook) or 1909 (Peary), Henderson traces the lives of the two former friends who bitterly contested that claim. Photos feature each on various expeditions, their family members, and Eskimo helpers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Chronicles the nearly century-long feud between rival explorers Robert Peary and Frederick Cook, who in spite of an early friendship both claimed to have reached the North Pole first, in an account the presents scientific and psychological evidence from their polar expeditions. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393057911
0393057917
Characteristics: 331 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm

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