Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica

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Naval Inst Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
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Without discrediting the expedition's success or Admiral Richard Byrd's leadership, this book makes clear for the first time that the admiral was not the saintly hero he and the press depicted. A provocative reassessment of an American hero, but a scrupulously objective book that makes a major contribution to history. Photographs.

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All classical heroes should have at least one clay foot. Richard Byrd had his share of faults, lying being one of them. But he was, after all, as he said, in the "hero business." He was forced to ... Read full review

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DICK BYRD
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MOBILIZING
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THE BATTLE OF NEW YORK CITY
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