RACE FOR THE POLE by John E. Weems

RACE FOR THE POLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Polar exploration holds fascination for all ages, and this absorbing, thoroughly researched book, dealing with the controversy over Commander Peary and Doctor Cook, contains much of interest to armchair explorers. Both men were in Greenland in 1908. Both claimed to have been first at the Pole. Weems staunchly defends the Peary claims, and feels that Cook's claims were discredited. He probably never reached the Pole at all. This revival of an ancient feud makes interesting reading today because of the light thrown on both men, on the issues involved, and on details of Arctic life when modern equipment was unheard of.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1959
Publisher: Henry Holt