Finding The North Pole: Frederick A. Cook & Robert E. Peary
Paperback in very good condition. Inside page has former owner's name and an inscription written in pen. Plus a sticker with former owner's name.
One of the greatest forgotten adventures of the 20th century! – The finding of the North Pole. Here are the stories of Dr. Cook and Commander Peary, as they separately made this great discovery in 1908 and 1909, as told in 1909. There was, of course, great controversy over who was the true discoverer of the pole: “The controversy was launched full size and the inhabitants of the civilized world divided themselves into two camps of Cook adherents and Peary adherents. It was the all-absorbing topic of the day and a war of words raged everywhere.” Included are details of their journeys and ordeals, as well as stories of other Arctic explorers.