Military History Bookshop

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
 
 
 
 

Author Name    Bryant, John H. and, Cones, Harold N.

Title   Dangerous Crossings. the First Modern Polar Expedition, 1925.

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good in Good dust jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 2000

ISBN Number    1557501874 / 9781557501875

Seller ID   29992

Xiv, [2], 206, [3] pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: : A specialized but valuable history of the first polar expedition to use both aircraft for extending observation and short-wave radio for around-the-clock communications. The organizers were arctic explorer Donald B. Macmillan, a friend of Perry's and a survivor of four years of isolation in Greenland, and Eugene F. McDonald, founder of Zenith Radio. They took two ships, three single-engine Loening amphibious planes, a motley crew including Richard E. Byrd and several navy pilots, and enough supplies to make both ships nearly founder on the way north. Once off Greenland, the expedition survived arctic weather and dishonest radio operators, established new flying and radio-communication records, and laid the foundations for modern polar exploration. The Loenings failed to kill anyone only because of miraculous airmanship and maintenance; McDonald's financial, moral, and personal courage should make modern "venture capitalists" blush; and Byrd managed to overclaim for himself and get into fights with everybody else. This expedition, usually just a chapter in large histories of arctic exploration, always deserved fuller coverage. Now it has it."

BRIEF HISTORY POLAR EXPLORATION SINCE THE INTRODUCTION FLYING ARCTIC

Price = 20.00 USD



Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to milhist@fairpoint.net
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie