Title The Noose Of Laurels: Robert E. Peary And The Race To The North Pole.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher Atheneum, New York: 1989.
0689120346 / 9780689120343
Seller ID 41100X1
Who was the first man to stand on top of the world? Most polar historians grant that honor to Robert E. Peary, who after a long and brillian polar careeer, allegedly reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909. Long debated, b ut never proven or disproven, Peary's ultimate achievement seemed destined to remain forever an enigma unenlightened by first-hand information. The Noose of Laurels changes that. Here, Wally Herbert, one of the finest polar explorers of our time, takes on the task of analyzing Peary's achievements. He is uniquely capable to do so, as he is the first polar traveler ever to assess the records and claims of Peary and his chief rival, Dr. Frederick Cook.
(Key Words: Robert E. Peary, Arctic, North Pole, Wally Herbert, Frederick Albert Cook, Cape York, Captain Otto Sverdrup, Cape Sabine, Fritjof Nansen, Donald B. MacMillan, Matthew Hensen, Morris Ketcham Jesup, Eskimos, Herbert L. Bridgman, Captain Robert A. Bartlett).