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The Resource Alone : the classic polar adventure, Richard E. Byrd ; decorations by Richard E. Harrison ; afterword by Kieran Mulvaney

Alone : the classic polar adventure, Richard E. Byrd ; decorations by Richard E. Harrison ; afterword by Kieran Mulvaney

Label
Alone : the classic polar adventure
Title
Alone
Title remainder
the classic polar adventure
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Byrd ; decorations by Richard E. Harrison ; afterword by Kieran Mulvaney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1933, he was already an international hero for having made the first flights over the North and South Poles. But this undertaking was to be different: six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire "to taste peace and quiet long enough to know how good they really are." Little did he know that he would experience less tranquility than he had anticipated. Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity. When Alone was first published in 1938, it became an enormous bestseller. This edition, featuring a new afterword by Kieran Mulvaney, brings Byrd's unforgettable narrative to a new generation of readers
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1888-1957
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrd, Richard Evelyn
Dewey number
919.8/904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G585.B8
LC item number
A3 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn
  • Byrd Antarctic Expedition
  • Solitude
  • Antarctica
Label
Alone : the classic polar adventure, Richard E. Byrd ; decorations by Richard E. Harrison ; afterword by Kieran Mulvaney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1938
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 314)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Idea -- March: Decision -- April I: God of 2.5 -- Night -- May I: Intimation -- II: Blow -- June I: Despair -- II: Struggle -- III: Proposal -- July I: Cold -- II: Tractors -- August: Searchlight -- Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9781559634632
Lccn
2003272883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
2801559634634
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53091549
  • (OCoLC)53091549
  • 2335301
Label
Alone : the classic polar adventure, Richard E. Byrd ; decorations by Richard E. Harrison ; afterword by Kieran Mulvaney
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1938
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 314)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Idea -- March: Decision -- April I: God of 2.5 -- Night -- May I: Intimation -- II: Blow -- June I: Despair -- II: Struggle -- III: Proposal -- July I: Cold -- II: Tractors -- August: Searchlight -- Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9781559634632
Lccn
2003272883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
2801559634634
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53091549
  • (OCoLC)53091549
  • 2335301

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