North Pole: A Narrative History
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"A few toes aren't much to give to achieve the Pole," observed Robert Peary, but as Anthony Brandt's gripping new anthology shows, much more was at risk for the men who tested the limits of endurance to reach the top of the world.Drawing on the extensive archives of the National Geographic Society, The North Pole tells the story of race to the Pole through the memoirs, let...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by National Geographic
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Anthony Brandt's "North Pole: A Narrative History" is a nice anthology featuring excerpts from many of the major expeditions to the Arctic with essays from the explorers who searched for the fabled Northwest Passage, for each other and for the North Pole. The passages written by the explorers themselves are nicely linked together by Brandt's narrative, making this very readable.

So much of the book depends on the journals, letters and books of the explorers themselves that the quality of the writ...more
Nice, getting these first-person accounts. Wish I had the companion volume about the South.
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From Random House:

Anthony Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press, and the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine. Formerly the book critic at Men’s Journal, Brandt has written for The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, and many other magazines, and is the author of two previous books. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

More about Anthony Brandt...
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