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Author Name:    MacMILLAN, Donald B.). ALLEN, Everett S.

Title:   Arctic Odyssey : The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Dodd, Mead and Company, New York , 1962, 

Seller ID:   48958

(MacMILLAN, Donald B.). ALLEN, Everett S. Arctic Odyssey : The Life of RearAdmiral Donald B. MacMillan. Illustrated with Photographs. New York : Dodd , Mead and Company, 1962. First Edition. Pp [i]-viii,1-340,+ 24 pp.plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.Map end-papers. Not in O'Dea. ManyLabrador references in Index. "In these pages, the reader will meet one of America's foremost seafaring men and explorers. Donald B. MacMillan was bo rn in Provincetown on cape Cod and orphaned at an early age. After working his way through Bowdoin College and a brief stint at teaching, he became one of Robert E. Peary's chief assistants on the Arctic expedition that finally fought its way across the bitter Polar Sea to reach the North Pole. He is now the only survivor of that expedition. There followed a series of Arctic expeditions spanning nearly half a century to Labrador, Baffin Island, to King Christian Island and other unknown areas of the Arctic, resulting invaluable work in botany, ornithology, meteorology, and anthropology. He pr oved that Crocker Land did not exist. The story of the schooner Bowdoin, which for many years visited the North with a crew of scientists and amateurs, is told in detail, as well as researches and friendships developed with the Eskimos, in which Miriam MacMillan played a significant part. Arctic Odyssey is the thrilling story of a rich and exciting way of life, centering in the lusty and vigorous personality of one of the last and most colorful representatives of the herois age of Arctic exploration." - from the dj flaps. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00


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