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MY LIFE AS AN EXPLORER Roald Amundsen 1927 Hardcover Near Fine
By Amundsen, Roald
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New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927, 1st ed. 228 pp, b/w frontis photo, illustrations, map, index. Blue cloth hardcover with soiled spine and cover wear. Interior is fine. Near Fine.

Born in Borge, Ostfold, Norway, Roald Amundsen is said by many to be the greatest Polar explorer of the 20th century. In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his men were the first humans to reach the South Pole. A 1925 flight over the North Pole nearly met with disaster, but Amundsen prevailed. He and his men returned safely in their Dornier Do J Flying Boat N-25, after being on the ice for over three weeks. In 1926, Amundsen made a historic flight over the Arctic aboard the Norwegian airship Norge, becoming the first undisputed explorer to reach the North Pole. The previous claims made by Cook, Peary and Byrd of being the first are all in dispute. On June 18, 1928, Amundsen, flying with a rescue party searching for the Italian airship Italia, crashed somewhere over the Barents Sea. Amundsen and his aircraft have never been found. 

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