Exploring with Byrd: Episodes of an Adventurous Life

Exploring with Byrd: Episodes of an Adventurous Life

by Richard Evelyn Byrd


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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442241688
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Series: Admiral Byrd Classics Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.90(d)

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.

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