As the culminating volume of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. s renowned expeditions, this is the comprehensive autobiography of a man who knew no limits. From his earliest days as a Navy pilot in training, to his controversial flights to the North and South Poles, his lifelong passion for exploration, and his trailblazing quests across the Antarctic continent, Admiral Byrd was a man who stared down long odds, harsh climates, and harrowing landscapes, conquering them all with bravery now immortalized in American lore and legend. Reissued for today s readers, Admiral Byrd s classic explorations by land, air, and sea transport us to the farthest reaches of the globe. As companions on Byrd s journeys, modern audiences experience the polar landscape through Byrd s own struggles, doubts, revelations, and triumphs and share the excitement of these timeless adventures."
About the Author
Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., (1888–1957) was a pioneering scientific explorer of the Antarctic continent and rear admiral in the United States Navy. He completed one of the first trans-Atlantic flights and flights to the North and South Poles. Byrd was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by the United States.