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Explorer [electronic resource] : the life of Richard E. Byrd / Lisle A. Rose.

By: Rose, Lisle Abbott, 1936-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xix, 544 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780826266439 (electronic bk.); 0826266436 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 | Explorers -- United States -- Biography | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | TRAVELGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Explorer.DDC classification: 919.8/904 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
"Danger was all that thrilled him" -- Reaching for the skies -- Breakthrough -- Triumph -- Hero -- Celebrity -- The secret land -- Southward -- Zenith -- Politico -- Jeopardy -- Breakdown -- Stumbling -- Recovery -- "Ever a fighter so."
Summary: "Rose presents the first complete biography of this popular yet controversial explorer, including his first adventure in Greenland in 1925, his flights to the North and South Poles and across the Atlantic, his soul-shattering ordeal in Antarctica at Advance Base in 1934, and the decline of his later years"--Provided by publisher.
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"Rose presents the first complete biography of this popular yet controversial explorer, including his first adventure in Greenland in 1925, his flights to the North and South Poles and across the Atlantic, his soul-shattering ordeal in Antarctica at Advance Base in 1934, and the decline of his later years"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 515-519) and index.

"Danger was all that thrilled him" -- Reaching for the skies -- Breakthrough -- Triumph -- Hero -- Celebrity -- The secret land -- Southward -- Zenith -- Politico -- Jeopardy -- Breakdown -- Stumbling -- Recovery -- "Ever a fighter so."

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