A grand true story by the author of Igloo and the top-flight dog driver of the Byrd expedition. It is primarily the story of Jack, one of the lead dogs, and also of the 149 other dogs comprising the courageous dog teams that made the trip possible. But it is furthermore the story of the whole expedition from the angle of the dog teams share in it. Not only a good dog story, but a thrilling story of the second expedition from a new viewpoint. Jack broke trail for three teams across the unbroken emptiness of Ross Ice Barrier, the Thorne Glacier, to the South Polar Plateau. Illustrated with actual photographs taken on the spot. Sure to be a popular favorite for holiday gifts.