Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard E. Byrd

By Richard E. Byrd

When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his moment Antarctic excursion in 1934, he used to be already a global hero for having piloted the 1st flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this most up-to-date event used to be to spend six months by myself close to the ground of the area, amassing climate information and indulging his hope “to flavor peace and quiet lengthy sufficient to understand how strong they honestly are.” yet early on issues went extraordinarily fallacious. remoted within the pervasive polar evening with out wish of liberate till spring, Byrd started pain inexplicable signs of psychological and actual disease. by the point he found that carbon monoxide from a faulty stovepipe used to be poisoning him, Byrd was once already engaged in a huge fight to save lots of his lifestyles and guard his sanity.

When Alone used to be first released in 1938, it grew to become an incredible bestseller. This variation retains alive Byrd’s unforgettable narrative for brand spanking new generations of readers.

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