With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. And one hundred and sixteen illustrations from photographs. 326 pages. Frontispiece of Peary. Previous ownership in front. This copy has been rebound at the spine. Uncut page ends.
Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, rather than the competing claim by Frederick Cook, who said he got there a year earlier. Both claims were widely debated in newspapers until 1913.Modern historians generally think Cook did not reach the pole. Based on an evaluation of Peary's records, Wally Herbert (also a polar explorer) concluded in a 1989 book that Peary did not reach the pole, although he may have been as close as 60 miles (97 km). His conclusions have been widely accepted.The first undisputed explorers to walk on the North Pole ice were documented in 1969 during a British expedition led by British explorer Wally Herbert (see the list of firsts in the Geographic North Pole). (taken from Wikipedia)
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