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The Resource True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole, Bruce Henderson

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

Label
True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole
Title
True north
Title remainder
Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Henderson
Title variation
  • Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole
  • Robert E. Peary, and Frederick Albert Cook, and the race to the Pole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
  • 910.9/73
  • 910.91632#222
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
general
Label
True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole, Bruce Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-318) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue -- Part 1: Men Of Destiny: -- 1: Call of the Northland -- 2: North Greenland Expedition -- 3: Arctic tenderfoots -- 4: Death on a glacier -- 5: Ruled with an iron hand -- 6: Snow baby -- 7: Polar summer resort -- 8: Bounty hunting -- 9: Destination Antarctica -- 10: Ice man -- 11: Roof of the continent -- 12: Farthest North -- Part 2: To The Pope: -- 13: Crazy hunger -- 14: I shall win this time -- 15: Polar quest -- 16: Forward! March! -- 17: I have reached the Pole -- 18: Nailed to the Pole -- 19: Seized by a heartsickness -- Aftermath -- Source notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
224930950
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
331 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393327380
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., maps
Label
True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole, Bruce Henderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-318) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue -- Part 1: Men Of Destiny: -- 1: Call of the Northland -- 2: North Greenland Expedition -- 3: Arctic tenderfoots -- 4: Death on a glacier -- 5: Ruled with an iron hand -- 6: Snow baby -- 7: Polar summer resort -- 8: Bounty hunting -- 9: Destination Antarctica -- 10: Ice man -- 11: Roof of the continent -- 12: Farthest North -- Part 2: To The Pope: -- 13: Crazy hunger -- 14: I shall win this time -- 15: Polar quest -- 16: Forward! March! -- 17: I have reached the Pole -- 18: Nailed to the Pole -- 19: Seized by a heartsickness -- Aftermath -- Source notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
224930950
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
331 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393327380
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., maps

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