Finding the North Pole
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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