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True North by Bruce   Henderson
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Jul 17, 2009

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A fascinating look at the race to the North Pole. Who got there first, Peary or Cook? The author doesn't say, but insuates that Cook got there first, and Peary probably didn't make it at all.
The difficulty of Artic travel is well described, and the arrogance of the white man, especially Peary is shown throughout.
These were brave men trying to do something no one had ever done before.
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