The North Pole
Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic ClubDAISY - 2005
On the morning of April 6, 1909, the American explorer Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) became the first man to reach the North Pole, after more than two decades of arduous preparation and two prior attempts. In this detailed, moving, often poetic journal, Peary recounts the full story of the final successful expedition, from painstaking planning and preparation to the party's triumphant return. By ship, by dogsled, on foot, through fierce storms and the endless gloom of the arctic night, Peary leads the reader, mile by mile, step by step, to that glorious moment when he plants the American flag on the northern-most spot on earth. It is the climactic event in a stirring saga of intelligence, courage and tenacity in the face of extraordinary hardships: temperatures of sixty below zero, howling blizzards, treacherous pack ice, frostbite, dense fogs, and the difficulties navigating across nearly a thousand miles of trackless frozen wasteland.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone AudioBooks, 2005.
Branch Call Number: TBMP3 919. 8 PEA
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (9.5 hrs.)