Discovery of the North Pole
by J. Martin Miller
Publisher: J. T. Moss 1909
An interesting discussion of the race to the North Pole by Peary and Cook, and the subsequent debate of who got there first. Also contains a good history of previous attempts to reach the Pole and the perils of polar exploration.
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