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The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club

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In September 1909—after nearly two decades of determined effort and numerous attempts, during which he lost eight toes to frostbite—American polar explorer Robert E. Peary emerged from the Arctic's frozen wasteland and declared that his final expedition had been victorious: on April 6, 1909, Peary had attained the North Pole, a long-sought prize that had thwarted and even killed his predecessors.

Peary's news stunned the international community because a few days earlier his rival, American explorer Frederick A. Cook, had announced a similar victory. Cook's claim—allegedly occurring April 1908—had priority over Peary's. The vehement, often vicious campaign mounted by Peary and his wealthy, powerful backers (including President Theodore Roosevelt) soon discredited Cook but also caused his own claim to be scrutinized and doubted. The conflict ignited the greatest geographical dispute in the history of exploration, a controversy that continues to spark passionate debate.

Was Peary the first explorer to conquer the North Pole? The North Pole, originally published in 1910, makes available Peary's own account of his expedition in the Arctic. It provides hotly contested evidence that remains an indispensable key in deciding who deserved the coveted title "Discoverer of the North Pole." It is also a gripping adventure story that is impossible to put down.

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Originally published in 1910, The North Pole is Robert E. Peary's own account of his expedition to become the first man ever to reach the North Pole.

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Originally published in 1910, The North Pole is Robert E. Peary's own accou

About the Author

Robert E. Peary (1865–1920) was born on May 6, 1865, in Cresson, Pennsylvania. After attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, he joined the U.S. Navy, eventually becoming a rear admiral. Peary became an Arctic explorer for one reason: to be the first man to the North Pole. He claimed to have reached the Pole on April 7, 1909. Peary died on February 20, 1920, in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Jonathan Reese was trained from an early age in music and theater. Of his many credits he was proudest of being a founding memberof Berkeley's Straw Hat review. Formidably intelligent, deeply sympathetic, and highly sensitive to his material, he was perfectly suited for literary narration. His many audiobooks include The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer, Just as I Am by Billy Graham, Travels in Alaska by John Muir, and Without a Hero by T. Coraghessan Boyle. A native Californian, Reese died in San Francisco in 1999.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400137923
Author:
Peary, Robert E.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Reese, Jonathan
Read:
Reese, Jonathan
Narrated by:
Reese, Jonathan
Narrated:
Reese, Jonathan
Author:
Peary, Robert E.
Author:
Reese, Jonathan
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb
Media Run Time:
600

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