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The Resource Peary, the explorer and the man : based on his personal papers, John Edward Weems ; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

Peary, the explorer and the man : based on his personal papers, John Edward Weems ; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

Label
Peary, the explorer and the man : based on his personal papers
Title
Peary, the explorer and the man
Title remainder
based on his personal papers
Statement of responsibility
John Edward Weems ; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G635.P4
LC item number
W4 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Peary, the explorer and the man : based on his personal papers, John Edward Weems ; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1967
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [349]-352
Control code
16922762
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 362 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780874774696
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87026732
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Edward Weems, 1991 (SW Writers Access. 91-075). Pp. [i-ii], t.p., and back cover annotated and signed by author, Waco, Texas, 8/3/91. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of John Edward Weems, 1988 (SW Writers Access. No. 88-018). P. [i] and t.p. annotated and signed by author, Waco, Texas, May 23, 1988. Author's presentation letters to Connie Todd and Bill Wittliff (2 sheets dated May 23, 1988 and July 9, 1988), laid in. Paperbound.
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Label
Peary, the explorer and the man : based on his personal papers, John Edward Weems ; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1967
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [349]-352
Control code
16922762
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 362 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780874774696
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87026732
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Edward Weems, 1991 (SW Writers Access. 91-075). Pp. [i-ii], t.p., and back cover annotated and signed by author, Waco, Texas, 8/3/91. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of John Edward Weems, 1988 (SW Writers Access. No. 88-018). P. [i] and t.p. annotated and signed by author, Waco, Texas, May 23, 1988. Author's presentation letters to Connie Todd and Bill Wittliff (2 sheets dated May 23, 1988 and July 9, 1988), laid in. Paperbound.
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ill.

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