The Resource The great polar fraud : Cook, Peary, and Byrd-- How three American heroes duped the world into thinking they had reached the North Pole, Anthony Galvin, (electronic resource)

The great polar fraud : Cook, Peary, and Byrd-- How three American heroes duped the world into thinking they had reached the North Pole, Anthony Galvin, (electronic resource)

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The great polar fraud : Cook, Peary, and Byrd-- How three American heroes duped the world into thinking they had reached the North Pole
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The great polar fraud
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Cook, Peary, and Byrd-- How three American heroes duped the world into thinking they had reached the North Pole
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Anthony Galvin
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eng
Summary
In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans-Frederick Cook and Robert Peary-each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen famously went south. For years Cook and Peary tried to convince the world of their claims. Finally the National Geographic Society endorsed Peary, and the matter seemed settled. In May 1926 an American airman, Richard Byrd, flew north in a three-engine plane, and returned with a log showing that he had flow exactly over the geographical North Pole, becoming the third man to reach that my
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Galvin, Anthony
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910.091632
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index present
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G630.A5
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cook, Frederick Albert
  • Peary, Robert E.
  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn
  • Voyages and travels
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
  • TRAVEL / Budget
  • TRAVEL / Hikes & Walks
  • TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
  • TRAVEL / Parks & Campgrounds
  • Arctic regions
  • North Pole
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The great polar fraud : Cook, Peary, and Byrd-- How three American heroes duped the world into thinking they had reached the North Pole, Anthony Galvin, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Introduction; 1. Peary's Early Life; 2. Cook's Childhood; 3. Amundsen-The Napoleon of the North Makes His Entrance; 4. Peary Gets the Exploration Bug; 5. Getting Back to Greenland; 6. Peary Meets Cook; 7. Peary Travels North; 8. Home From Greenland; 9. Byrd's Early Steps; 10. Mixed Fortunes on the Ice; 11. Peary's Third Greenland Expedition; 12. Cook's Second Greenland Expedition; 13. Peary Searches for Shooting Stars; 14. The Doldrums; 15. Cook and Amundsen in the Antarctic; 16. Peary and the Meteorites
  • 17. Cook Climbs Toward the Top of the Continent18. Amundsen on the Northwest Passage; 19. Peary's Penultimate Expedition, 1904-1906; 20. Cook Returns to McKinley; 21. Peary and Cook Meet Again; 22. Cook Plans for the Pole; 23. Amundsen Eyes the Pole; 24. Cook Heads North; 25. Peary Leaves for the Pole; 26. Peary Vents his Rage on Cook's Companion; 27. Cook Reaches for the Pole; 28. Peary Heads North; 29. A Curious Newspaper Headline; 30. Cook Returns; 31. Cook Reaches Europe; 32. Amundsen Sets Out for the North Pole; 33. Peary Reaches the Pole?; 34. Peary Returns
  • 35. Amundsen Changes His Mind36. Peary Reacts to Cook Claim; 37. Race for the South Pole; 38. Cook and Peary at War; 39. Amundsen After the South Pole; 40. Byrd Spreads His Wings; 41. Amundsen Makes Further Flights; 42. The Race Is On; 43. Wings Near the Pole; 44. The Pole at Last-Thoroughly at Peace with all the World; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Index
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ocn894790137
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1 online resource (462 p.)
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9781629149684
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remote
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c4a6a962-65d7-4054-a07e-df47db1f9cef
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(OCoLC)894790137
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The great polar fraud : Cook, Peary, and Byrd-- How three American heroes duped the world into thinking they had reached the North Pole, Anthony Galvin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
This is an Overdrive title
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Introduction; 1. Peary's Early Life; 2. Cook's Childhood; 3. Amundsen-The Napoleon of the North Makes His Entrance; 4. Peary Gets the Exploration Bug; 5. Getting Back to Greenland; 6. Peary Meets Cook; 7. Peary Travels North; 8. Home From Greenland; 9. Byrd's Early Steps; 10. Mixed Fortunes on the Ice; 11. Peary's Third Greenland Expedition; 12. Cook's Second Greenland Expedition; 13. Peary Searches for Shooting Stars; 14. The Doldrums; 15. Cook and Amundsen in the Antarctic; 16. Peary and the Meteorites
  • 17. Cook Climbs Toward the Top of the Continent18. Amundsen on the Northwest Passage; 19. Peary's Penultimate Expedition, 1904-1906; 20. Cook Returns to McKinley; 21. Peary and Cook Meet Again; 22. Cook Plans for the Pole; 23. Amundsen Eyes the Pole; 24. Cook Heads North; 25. Peary Leaves for the Pole; 26. Peary Vents his Rage on Cook's Companion; 27. Cook Reaches for the Pole; 28. Peary Heads North; 29. A Curious Newspaper Headline; 30. Cook Returns; 31. Cook Reaches Europe; 32. Amundsen Sets Out for the North Pole; 33. Peary Reaches the Pole?; 34. Peary Returns
  • 35. Amundsen Changes His Mind36. Peary Reacts to Cook Claim; 37. Race for the South Pole; 38. Cook and Peary at War; 39. Amundsen After the South Pole; 40. Byrd Spreads His Wings; 41. Amundsen Makes Further Flights; 42. The Race Is On; 43. Wings Near the Pole; 44. The Pole at Last-Thoroughly at Peace with all the World; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn894790137
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (462 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781629149684
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
c4a6a962-65d7-4054-a07e-df47db1f9cef
System control number
(OCoLC)894790137

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