The noose of laurels : Robert E. Peary and the race to the North Pole


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Herbert, Wally


Keyword(s):
Explorers -- United States -- Biography. Explorateurs -- …tats-Unis -- Biographies. Expedition Geschichte (1909) Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920. Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Peary, Robert E., 1856-1920. Cook, Frederick A., 1865-1940. Peary, Robert E. North Pole. PÙle Nord. Nordpol Cook, Frederick Albert Explorers Biography United States North Pole Peary, Robert E.


Year:
1989


Pages:
395 p., [16] p. of plates


Publisher:
Atheneum


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
19125417


Label:
Box 81


Notes:
ill. ; 25 cm. Guests of honour -- The sheltered years -- The uncertain direction of fame -- The persistent devil -- Fame, one way or another -- The vision -- The deepening obsession -- The years of doubt and suffering -- The weather-beaten fanatic -- Farthest North, 1906? -- The threat of Dr. Cook -- The final arrow -- The North Pole, or n ot -- The onus of proof -- The gold brick -- The tarnished prize -- The burden of truth -- The price of fame. Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-382) and index. Wally Herbert. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: G635.P4; Dewey: 910/.9163/2; 919.8/04/0922; B; NLC: G635 P4


ISBN:
ISBN: 0689120346; 9780689120343; National Library: 900071060 LCCN: 89-90


Work type:
Biography (bio)


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