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My Attainment of the Pole

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The subzero temperatures were only one of the dangers explorer Frederick Cook (1865–1940) faced in his attempts to reach the North Pole. During his extraordinary and harrowing journey, he fought off arctic wolves and polar bears, lived through ice storms, almost starved on several occasions, and faced long and lonely hours of isolation. His book relates how he learned from Eskimos how to survive in the Arctic, hunting musk ox to survive, harpooning walruses, and traveling by dog sled. After his journey, he defended himself against the charges of fellow explorer Robert Peary, who claimed that Cook had lied about reaching the Pole. My Attainment of the Pole is not only a great read for any armchair explorer, it is also a controversial work that contributed to a dispute that lasted for decades.

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"[This book] is a polemic — not for scientific vindication — but for popular belief, and a magnificent one, couching its true intent in the beguiling story at its core...One of the greatest of all arctic survival stories." Robert M. Bryce, from the introduction

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"Frederick A. Cook said he reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908; Robert E. Peary said he reached the same destination on April 6, 1909. Both explorers claimed to have been the first...Now readers can decide for themselves: Cooper Square Press has issued the explorers' illustrated accounts of their journeys and competing claims." Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Cook, allegedly the first man to reach the North Pole, recounts his adventures at the top of the world, his meetings with eskimos and his hunting of musk ox, plus his subsequent debates with Robert Peary after he had returned to his homeland.

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Was Frederick Cook the first explorer to claim the coveted North Pole, as he said, on April 21, 1908?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815411376
Introduction:
Bryce, Robert M.
Author:
Bryce, Robert M.
Author:
Cook, Frederick Albert
Publisher:
Cooper Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
North pole
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Arctic regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.96x6.05x1.64 in. 2.44 lbs.

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Product details 624 pages Cooper Square Publishers - English 9780815411376 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[This book] is a polemic — not for scientific vindication — but for popular belief, and a magnificent one, couching its true intent in the beguiling story at its core...One of the greatest of all arctic survival stories."
"Review" by , "Frederick A. Cook said he reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908; Robert E. Peary said he reached the same destination on April 6, 1909. Both explorers claimed to have been the first...Now readers can decide for themselves: Cooper Square Press has issued the explorers' illustrated accounts of their journeys and competing claims."
"Synopsis" by , Cook, allegedly the first man to reach the North Pole, recounts his adventures at the top of the world, his meetings with eskimos and his hunting of musk ox, plus his subsequent debates with Robert Peary after he had returned to his homeland.
"Synopsis" by , Was Frederick Cook the first explorer to claim the coveted North Pole, as he said, on April 21, 1908?
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