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The North Pole - Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club-logo

The North Pole - Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club

Robert E. Peary

In September 1909-after nearly two decades of determined effort and numerous attempts, during which he lost eight toes to frostbite-American polar explorer Robert E. Peary emerged from the Arctic's frozen wasteland and declared that his final expedition had been victorious: on April 6, 1909, Peary had attained the North Pole, a long-sought prize that had thwarted and even killed his predecessors. Peary's news stunned the international community because a few days earlier his rival, American explorer Frederick A. Cook, had announced a similar victory. Cook's claim-allegedly occurring April 1908-had priority over Peary's. The vehement, often vicious campaign mounted by Peary and his wealthy, powerful backers (including President Theodore Roosevelt) soon discredited Cook but also caused his own claim to be scrutinized and doubted. The conflict ignited the greatest geographical dispute in the history of exploration, a controversy that continues to spark passionate debate. Was Peary the first explorer to conquer the North Pole? The North Pole, originally published in 1910, makes available Peary's own account of his expedition in the Arctic. It provides hotly contested evidence that remains an indispensable key in deciding who deserved the coveted title "Discoverer of the North Pole." It is also a gripping adventure story that is impossible to put down.

In September 1909-after nearly two decades of determined effort and numerous attempts, during which he lost eight toes to frostbite-American polar explorer Robert E. Peary emerged from the Arctic's frozen wasteland and declared that his final expedition had been victorious: on April 6, 1909, Peary had attained the North Pole, a long-sought prize that had thwarted and even killed his predecessors. Peary's news stunned the international community because a few days earlier his rival, American explorer Frederick A. Cook, had announced a similar victory. Cook's claim-allegedly occurring April 1908-had priority over Peary's. The vehement, often vicious campaign mounted by Peary and his wealthy, powerful backers (including President Theodore Roosevelt) soon discredited Cook but also caused his own claim to be scrutinized and doubted. The conflict ignited the greatest geographical dispute in the history of exploration, a controversy that continues to spark passionate debate. Was Peary the first explorer to conquer the North Pole? The North Pole, originally published in 1910, makes available Peary's own account of his expedition in the Arctic. It provides hotly contested evidence that remains an indispensable key in deciding who deserved the coveted title "Discoverer of the North Pole." It is also a gripping adventure story that is impossible to put down.
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In September 1909-after nearly two decades of determined effort and numerous attempts, during which he lost eight toes to frostbite-American polar explorer Robert E. Peary emerged from the Arctic's frozen wasteland and declared that his final expedition had been victorious: on April 6, 1909, Peary had attained the North Pole, a long-sought prize that had thwarted and even killed his predecessors. Peary's news stunned the international community because a few days earlier his rival, American explorer Frederick A. Cook, had announced a similar victory. Cook's claim-allegedly occurring April 1908-had priority over Peary's. The vehement, often vicious campaign mounted by Peary and his wealthy, powerful backers (including President Theodore Roosevelt) soon discredited Cook but also caused his own claim to be scrutinized and doubted. The conflict ignited the greatest geographical dispute in the history of exploration, a controversy that continues to spark passionate debate. Was Peary the first explorer to conquer the North Pole? The North Pole, originally published in 1910, makes available Peary's own account of his expedition in the Arctic. It provides hotly contested evidence that remains an indispensable key in deciding who deserved the coveted title "Discoverer of the North Pole." It is also a gripping adventure story that is impossible to put down.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Reese

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

35:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:25