Discovery of the North Pole: The Greatest American Expedition


Release date: January 23, 2020
Author: Frederick Cook
Cover Design: Mark Bussler
Length: 418 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
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An illustrated adventure from a bygone era, relive Dr. Frederick A. Cook’s own story of how he reached the North Pole on April 21st, 1908 and Commander Robert E. Peary’s discovery on April 6, 1909.

Face to face with death by starvation, drowning, freezing, animals, and other hazards, these intrepid and brave explorers planted the American flag in the North Pole for the first time. This stunning reprint of the classic 1909 book details their triumphs and hardships with period pictures, contemporary accounts. Delivered in a retro font with a modern-era cover design by commercial and manga artist, Mark Bussler.

This detailed book includes additional stories and illustrations about other polar explorations, the Antarctic, Henry Hudson, balloon attempts, tragedies, and celebrations.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: The North Pole Found
Chapter 2: How Cook Started
Chapter 3: Dr. Cook’s Own Story
Chapter 4: The Explorer’s Return to Civilization
Chapter 5: A Nation’s Homage to a Hero
Chapter 6: Cook’s Preparation for his Great Task
Chapter 7: Peary Finds the Pole
Chapter 8: Peary’s Successful Voyage
Chapter 9: Early Life of Peary
Chapter 10: Peary’s Story of the Dash to the Pole
Chapter 11: The Battle of the Heroes
Chapter 12: Peary’s First Voyage
Chapter 13: Peary’s Later Voyages
Chapter 14: Troubles of the Polar Exporer
Chapter 15: The Earliest Polar Exporations
Chapter 16: Tragedy of Sir John Franklin
Chapter 17: Kane, the Model of Peary
Chapter 18: Gen. Greely’s Epoch Making Trips
Chapter 19: Rescue of the Greely Party
Chapter 20: Fridtjof Nansen, The Modern Viking
Chapter 21: Two Balloonists Who Failed
Chapter 22: Life Among the Eskimos
Chapter 23: Shackleton’s Farthest South
Chapter 24: The South Pole will be Found
Chapter 25: Dr. Cook in the Antarctic
Chapter 26: What Scientists Said of the Rivals
Chapter 27: Cook’s Return Home
Chapter 28: Peary’s Welcome Home
Chapter 29: Previous Great Controversies
Chapter 30: Valuable Animals of the Arctic
Chapter 31: Marvels of the Year 1909
Chapter 32: Amundsen’s Discovery of the Northwest Passage
Chapter 33: Henry Hudson Honored in New York
Chapter 34: How Latitude is Reckoned


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