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Admiral Richard Byrd: Alone in the Antarctic (Sterling Point Books) Paperback – 31 Mar 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Juvenile,US (31 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140273610X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402736100
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.1 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 684,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul Rink has worked in mechanical and steam engineering, physics and electronics. He did intelligence work during World War II, then devoted himself to writing books for young teens, articles for such magazines as Esquire and television dramas.


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Couldnt put the book down, what a clever and brave guy, to keep going back to learn more about the antarctic I take my hat off to him. Its worth a read.
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Great read.
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Reading through this book the first quarter, came over as a normal scientific expedition.
The high point for Byrd was the flight over the pole, indeed that the only way he could justify the expedition's expensive existence to the public.
The second expedition again had to pay for itself, so he marooned himself for 4-5 months in a shack on the pretext of science although book eluded that this was a last minute thing. It's clear to me that Byrd was completely self serving in his obsession with the arctic and made up his mind pre-expedition that he was going to be the star.
What was gained from all of this was scientific data on weather and geology that may take years to evaluate? I don't know -a little like moon rock today.
As a book it was a bit over melodramatic for me. As without any drama how could he sell it to the public and sponsor's for funding Further trips
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as described. Fast shipment along with safe packaging ... 16 Oct. 2016
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Just as described. Fast shipment along with safe packaging. Thank you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book 4 Oct. 2012
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I enjoyed this book very much. It was well written and easy to understand. One could feel the dangers the research team went through and especially Admiral Richard Byrd when he was alone.
5.0 out of 5 stars ALONE in the Antarctic 12 Aug. 2015
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I listened to the audio book. Very exciting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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