Front cover image for True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole

True north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole

Bruce Henderson (Author)
This book is about the claims and counterclaims in one of the most enduring and vitriolic feuds in the history of exploration. Frederick Cook and Robert Peary started out as friends, but by 1909 the goodwill had gone. Peary claimed he had discovered the Pole in April 1909, Cook claimed he had been the first to attain the Pole in 1908
Print Book, English, 2006
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 2006
331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 21 cm
9780393327380, 0393327388
Men of destiny. Call of the northland
North Greenland expedition
Arctic tenderfoots
Death on a glacier
Ruled with an iron hand
Snow baby
"Polar summer resort"
Bounty hunting
Destination Antarctica
Ice man
Roof of the continent
Farthest north
To the pole. A crazy hunger
I shall win this time
Polar quest
Forward! March!
I have reached the pole
Nailed to the pole
Seized by a 'heartsickness'