HEROES OF POLAR SKIES by John Grierson

HEROES OF POLAR SKIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A peripheral subject which the author pursues in too much detail and in a manner reminiscent of high school term papers. From the concluding capsule: ""Andree was the absolute pioneer, while Wellman was the hardest trier with five attempts to his credit; Amundsen was the tough ground explorer who gave his life for polar aviation; Byrd was the success story who established for himself an unassailable position in polar flying; Nobile achieved much in polar skies with his airships, but received ingratitude and humiliation from his own country; Ellsworth the millionaire gladly risked his life to conquer Antarctica; and finally Wilkins, a rebel to warm the hearts of all other rebels, became the father of Arctic aviation."" Standard pemmican and engine trouble, and Byrd's mother saying he's too young to travel.

Pub Date: Sept. 7th, 1968
Publisher: Meredith