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Wings of Ice: The Mystery of the Polar Air Race

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At the end of World War I large areas at the top and bottom of the globe were still vast, cold mysteries. Into these blanks on the map explorers flew, urged on by their sponsors to achieve "firsts," by their governments to claim new land, and by a public fascinated with moving pictures and radio broadcasts. In March 1926 Wilkins and Byrd, along with veteran explorer Roald Amundsen, were locked in a race to the North Pole. A year later, while Amundsen was involved in the bitter dispute that cost him his life, Byrd announced he would fly to the South Pole. Wilkins was hired to beat him. Late in 1928 they unloaded their planes on opposite sides of Antarctica and prepared for the last great race in polar history. It was a race that ensured Byrds place as an American icon and during his life no one dared question his claims. It was only after his death that he was accused of being "the greatest fraud in polar history." Wilkins died in 1958 and disappeared from the history books after his wife locked away his records and diaries. Wings of Ice lays out clues then challenges the reader to solve an 80-year-old mystery, while bringing to light an untold story of courage, daring, and adventure.

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"A forgotten Australia. An American icon. A Norwegian hero. The mystery of the polar air race"--Cover.

About the Author

Jeff Maynard is an author and documentarian. His books include Niagaras Gold.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781741669343
Author:
Maynard, Jeff
Publisher:
Random House (Australia)
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 x 1 in

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