Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | May 20, 2015

    Michael Perry: IMG Powell's Q&A: Michael Perry



    Describe your latest book. On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Jesus Cow

      Michael Perry 9780062289919

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$33.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Arctic and Antarctic- General
2 Remote Warehouse Biography- General

This title in other editions

Alone

by

Alone Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire “to taste peace and quiet long enough to know how good they really are.” But early on things went terribly wrong. Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity.

When Alone was first published in 1938, it became an enormous bestseller. This edition keeps alive Byrds unforgettable narrative for new generations of readers.

Book News Annotation:

In 1933, Admiral Richard E. Byrd spent six months alone at the South Pole. Totally isolated, he began suffering symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, he was engaged in a struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity. The book was originally published in 1938 by G. Putnam's Sons. This edition features a new afterword. There is no subject index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was among the twentieth century's most heroic public figures and one of history's foremost explorers. Expeditions under his command mapped half of the Antarctic continent and three-quarters of its coast — more unknown territory than any other explorer since Captain James Cook in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634632
Afterword:
Harrison, Richard E.
Author:
Mulvaney, Kieran
Illustrator:
Harrison, Richard E.
Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn
Author:
Byrd, Richard E.
Author:
Byrd, Admiral Richard E.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
American
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Solitude
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Antarctica Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You... Used Board Book $5.50
  2. From Head to Toe Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Used Hardcover $9.00
  4. Good Night, Gorilla (Picture Puffin...
    Used Trade Paper $4.00
  5. Insatiable Appetite New Hardcover $85.50
  6. Monographs in Population Biology... New Trade Paper $88.25

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Metaphysics » Healing
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Olympics
Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General
Travel » Travel Writing » Exploration

Alone New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$33.95 In Stock
Product details 310 pages Island Press - English 9781559634632 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.