Richard Evelyn Byrd



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Alone: The Classic Polar Ad...

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The Secret Lost Diary of Ad...

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The Missing Diary Of Admira...

3.76 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Disciple: under the Tree of...

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Little America: Aerial Expl...

3.67 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1930 — 10 editions
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Skyward

3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1936 — 11 editions
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Discovery: the story of the...

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The Waltz Kings; Alone; The...

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Skyward: Man's Mastery of t...

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Aufbruch ins Eis.

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“Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.”
Richard E. Byrd

“I paused to listen to the silence. My breath, crystallized as it passed my cheeks, drifted on a breeze gentler than a whisper. The wind vane pointed toward the South Pole. Presently the wind cups ceased their gentle turning as the cold killed the breeze. My frozen breath hung like a cloud overhead. The day was dying, the night being born — but with great peace. Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! That was what came out of the silence — a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord, the music of the spheres, perhaps.
It was enough to catch that rhythm, momentarily to be myself a part of it. In that instant I could feel no doubt of man's oneness with the universe. The conviction came that the rhythm was too orderly, too harmonious, too perfect to be a product of blind chance — that, therefore, there must be purpose in the whole and that man was part of that whole and not an accidental offshoot. It was a feeling that transcended reason; that went to the heart of man's despair and found it groundless. The universe was a cosmos, not a chaos; man was rightfully a part of that cosmos as were the day and night.”
Richard Evelyn Byrd

“15. "Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."--


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