Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreakerby David E. Fisher
Men have attacked it with sleds & dirigibles, snowmobiles & submarines. Incredibly, no one stood upon the North Pole until 1968. In 1991, David Fisher went there, on a posh, semi-comic cruise on the Soviet icebreaker Sovetskiy Soyuz. Now, Fisher recounts not only his own colorful adventures, but an incredible history of frequently madcap, often horrific explorations, bringing to life a remarkable band of heroes, liars, visionaries, braggarts & fools, as well as such legendary explorers as Frederick Cook & Admiral Peary, who raced to the pole in 1908 & spent the rest of their lives arguing about who won.
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