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Rose, Lisle Abbott, 1936-
Explorer [electronic resource] : the life of Richard E. Byrd / Lisle A. Rose
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008
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Subject Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
Subject(s) Explorers -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description xix, 544 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 515-519) and index
Contents "Danger was all that thrilled him" -- Reaching for the skies -- Breakthrough -- Triumph -- Hero -- Celebrity -- The secret land -- Southward -- Zenith -- Politico -- Jeopardy -- Breakdown -- Stumbling -- Recovery -- "Ever a fighter so"
Summary "Rose presents the first complete biography of this popular yet controversial explorer, including his first adventure in Greenland in 1925, his flights to the North and South Poles and across the Atlantic, his soul-shattering ordeal in Antarctica at Advance Base in 1934, and the decline of his later years"--Provided by publisher

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