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Alone

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The harrowing and heartfelt account of an adventurer's desire to feel true peace and isolation. Richard E. Byrd chose to stay alone in the Antarctic over the long dark nights of Antarctic winter. The following story details his battle with monoxide poisoning, depression and utter despair. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using...
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Overview

The harrowing and heartfelt account of an adventurer's desire to feel true peace and isolation. Richard E. Byrd chose to stay alone in the Antarctic over the long dark nights of Antarctic winter. The following story details his battle with monoxide poisoning, depression and utter despair. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A gripping account of the human will to survive, Alone has remained an international best-seller since its original publication in 1938.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This reissue of Byrd's account of a grueling five-month stay at the South Pole in 1934 includes original illustrations by Richard Harrison. June
Library Journal
In this 1938 volume, the great explorer recounts four months he spent alone gathering scientific data in a shack in Antarctica. The result is a remarkable story of survival and adventure. This facsimile edition is published in a blue typeface.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447424109
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 8/11/2011
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 980,314
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1933: The Idea 3
March: The Decision 29
April I: The God of 2.5 60
II: The Night 86
May I: The Intimation 119
II: The Blow 146
June I: Despair 173
II: The Struggle 195
III: The Proposal 212
July I: Cold 228
II: The Tractors 249
August: The Searchlight 272
Afterword 297
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