The Great Polar Fraud

The Great Polar Fraud

In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans—Frederick Cook and Robert Peary—each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen famously went south. For years Cook and Peary tried to convince the world of their claims. Finally the National Geographic Society endorsed Peary, and the matter seemed settled. In May 1926 an American airman, Richard Byrd, flew north in a three-engine plane,… (more)

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Publisher: Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

Collection: Skyhorse

Parent ISBN: 9781629145044

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Language: English


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