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of those books those books which had been better if it had had a different title Had it been called Assults the Pole or The Artic uest or something it would have been very good But it is not a book about the Andr Balloon mission It treats the North Pole from both a philosophical geographical and historical angle starting with the ancient Greeks and tells in detail 30 out of 210 pages about a mission by ship to discover the North West passage It also treats in detail Nansen s mission with the ship Fram And then at the end comes the Andr mission It takes up less than 13 of the book So when you want to read a detailed account of the balloon mission this is not the right book to choose Great boOk on an otherwise unknown adventurer As the diarie. Product Description The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon and the golden age of Polar Exploration In August 1930 a Norwegian sloop sailing in the Arctic Ocean stopped at a remote island where its crew members foudn a book together with a boathook stamped ‘Andree’s Pol Exp 1896’ Not far from the boat was a body leaning against a rock with its frozen legs extended They carefully opened the jacket the corpse was wearing When they saw a la. S entriesFrom the occupants
Which Had Been Better If It Had had been better if it had a different title Had it been called Assults
are limited the book is filled out with other well nown stories Which many people who enjoy this type of genre limited the book is filled out with other well nown stories Which many people who enjoy this type of genre probably already have read That said I had to skip through about 30pc interesting If youve never thought about it before this an incredible story amzing bravery Thiis matched ScottsAntarctic uest for the south pole If you want to learn about survival look no further Endurance beyond belief I loved this book it took me a whilst to finish it as constant interruptions from the ids but it ept me intrigued the whole time I have not read a book regarding
Expeditions Before It Was A Review In The Daily Telegraph before it was a review in the Daily Telegraph I read that intrigued me It really puts into perspective the heroics bravery and endurance of th. Rge monogram ‘A’ they new who they were looking at S A Andrée the Swede who in 1897 set off to discover the North Pole one of the last unmapped places on earth The Ice Balloon is the story of the heroic ago of polar exploration and the dream of conuering one of the most inhumane landscapes on earth In this golden age of discovery Andrée’s ambition was the most original and remarkable with many comparing him to Columbus for novelty and daring For of the thousand or so ,
Ese men in their expedition to the pole in a hot air balloon This book seems disjointed at first read as it jumps from story to story decade to decade In "THE END I THOUGHT IT WORKED "end I thought it worked Andree s story which had little to distinguish from prior discovery tale and creating an excellent picture of land exploration on ice floes Give the book time and you will enjoy If you have tears prepare to shed them now One of the classic tragedies of aerial exploration finely told Every time I read this story I hope it will end differently Radio 4 did A
Book Spoilt By Toospoilt by too lengthy digressions concerning other Arctic explorers Bea Uusma s The Expedition fills in most of the blanks of this fascinating but insanely ill conceived Polar attempt minus the padding. Eople who had gone looking for the Pole at least seven hundred and fifty of whom had died only Andrée used a balloon About the Author ALEC WILKINSON began writing for The New Yorker in 1980 Before that he was a policeman in Wellfleet Massachusetts and before that he was a rock and roll musician He has published nine books including The Happiest Man in the World and
The Protest Singer His honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship a Lyndhurst Prize and a Robert F KennedyProtest Singer His honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship a Lyndhurst Prize and a Robert F Kennedy Awar.