Finding the North Pole

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Globe Pequot, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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On September 1, 1909 the civilized world received word through the public press that Dr. Frederick A. Cook had discovered the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Only 4 days later Commander Robert E. Peary announced that he had arrived at the North Pole on April 6, 1909.
Originally published in 1909, FINDING THE NORTH POLE presents both Cooks' own story of his discovery, and the story of Commander Peary's discovery, together with the record of former arctic expeditions. Their stories are inspiring examples of human spirit and perseverance.
Historians and explorers alike will find this book to be full of valuable lessons, information, and entertainment.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER I
17
CHAPTER II
28
CHAPTER III
48
CHAPTER IV
67
CHAPTER V
84
CHAPTER VI
93
CHAPTER VII
111
CHAPTER VIII
123
CHAPTER XVIII
245
CHAPTER XX
259
CHAPTER XXII
298
CHAPTER XXIII
318
CHAPTER XXV
339
CHAPTER XXVII
369
CHAPTER XXVIII
390
CHAPTER XXIX
402

CHAPTER X
152
CHAPTER XI
168
CHAPTER XIII
194
CHAPTER XV
216
CHAPTER XVI
225
CHAPTER XXX
415
CHAPTER XXXI
428
CHAPTER XXXII
441
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GEORGE W. MELVILLE, Rear Admiral U.S. Navy, was the survivor of three arctic expeditions. He was one of the most experienced Arctic explorers and was an authority of the first rank on the subject of Arctic travels.

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