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Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U S Expedition to the North Pole - Bruce Henderson
Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U S Expedition to the North Pole
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"Well worth reading." (Booklist) "Fans of adventure writing will appreciate this fine book." (Publishers Weekly) It began as America's first attempt to reach the North Pole. It ended with the captain's suspicious death, a brutal struggle for survival on the polar ice, and a government cover-up.... show more
"Well worth reading." (Booklist) "Fans of adventure writing will appreciate this fine book." (Publishers Weekly) It began as America's first attempt to reach the North Pole. It ended with the captain's suspicious death, a brutal struggle for survival on the polar ice, and a government cover-up. With eight pages of rare photographs and illustrations, Fatal North is a harrowing account of one of the great tragedies in the history of United States exploration.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451204134 (0451204131)
Publisher: Signet
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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4.0 High Polar Adventure and an Autopsy
This wasn't what I expected at all, but ended up being a decent read nonetheless. It is packaged as an account of the failed 1871 U.S. Navy expedition to reach the North Pole- and it begins that way. The first 1/3 or so is dedicated to how the trip was conceived, sold to the Navy, funded, manned, an...
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