ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA by Michael Gladys

ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This biography of Admiral Byrd covers the major accomplishments of the explorer from his birth to his recent death. His childish rebelliousness, his tour of the world as a young man, his pioneering in the world of flight, and his crowning accomplishments in exploring the South Pole are dramatized effectively. Michael Gladys makes a successful attempt to integrate his portrait of Byrd, the individual, with Byrd, the historical figure, evoking a portrait of a whole, functioning individual. More dramatically elaborate than the Putnam biography, and somewhat more sentimental.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1960
Publisher: Messner