"This story of Byrd's accomplishments is for those professionals who appreciate Bart's fastidious attention to navigation methods and preparations necessary for explorative treks. For the rest of us, the book is an easy read if you are able to skim through the considerable details."
Naval aviator Richard Byrd (1888-1957) was a born explorer, but he was no daredevil. American Polar Society governor Bart (Beatrice: The Untold Story of a Legendary Woman of Mystery
, 1998) is the
authority on Byrd, and his biography is as detailed as Byrd's own preparations for his expeditions.
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