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The Resource Peary : the explorer and the man, based on his personal papers, by John Edward Weems

Peary : the explorer and the man, based on his personal papers, by John Edward Weems

Label
Peary : the explorer and the man, based on his personal papers
Title
Peary
Title remainder
the explorer and the man, based on his personal papers
Statement of responsibility
by John Edward Weems
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 6, 1909, Admiral Robert E. Peary became the first man to reach the North Pole. In doing so, Peary achieved a goal upon which he had focused his whole life since youth. Basing his work on exclusive access to Peary's never-before-seen personal correspondence, John Edward Weems brilliantly unfolds the story of Peary and his historic conquest of the Pole. With sensitive insight and sound research, Weems documents the childhood experiences that forged Peary's unshakable, ferocious character and the tragic controversy that plagued him following his polar triumph at the age of fifty-two. A rare combination of fascinating psychological portrait and thrilling adventure narrative, Peary : The Explorer and Man reveals an extraordinary tale of the unrelenting human will to succeed.--Cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 919.8/04/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
G635.P4
LC item number
W4 1967
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Peary : the explorer and the man, based on his personal papers, by John Edward Weems
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • "Portions of the description of Peary's journey across the Arctic Ocean ice from February 28th to April 1st, 1909, appeared in an earlier book by the author, Race for the Pole (Heinemann, 1961)"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [351]-352
Control code
459470
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 362 p., [12] plates
Lccn
68088347 //r872
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers) forms part of: Weems Collection.
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers) signed and with notes by Weems, dated Feb. 24, 1987.
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Edward Weems, 1987 (SW Writers Access. No. 87-001).
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.
Label
Peary : the explorer and the man, based on his personal papers, by John Edward Weems
Publication
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • "Portions of the description of Peary's journey across the Arctic Ocean ice from February 28th to April 1st, 1909, appeared in an earlier book by the author, Race for the Pole (Heinemann, 1961)"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [351]-352
Control code
459470
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 362 p., [12] plates
Lccn
68088347 //r872
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers) forms part of: Weems Collection.
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers) signed and with notes by Weems, dated Feb. 24, 1987.
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Edward Weems, 1987 (SW Writers Access. No. 87-001).
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.

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