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9781582435329

Race to the Polar Sea The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane

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    9781582435329

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    1582435324

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
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"Race to the Polar Sea" tells the story of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, a handsome, charismatic figure who was also one of America's greatest 19th-century explorers. McGoogan clarifies the tragic fate of the woman Kane loved, and celebrates a shining example of American courage and survival.

Table of Contents

Prologue Today & Yesterdayp. 1
Call to Adventure
In Search of Franklinp. 9
The Philadelphia Storyp. 15
To Die in Harnessp. 22
Into the Volcanop. 28
The Romance of Egyptp. 35
Crime & Punishmentp. 42
Heart of Darknessp. 47
A Mexican Escapadep. 54
Raising the Curtainp. 66
An Arctic Baptismp. 74
The Beechey Gravesp. 80
Locked in the Icep. 88
After Eighty-Six Daysp. 95
Death in the Familyp. 100
The Spirit Rapperp. 107
The Open Polar Seap. 117
Constancy & Changep. 123
Trial by Winter
Defying the Icep. 131
The Belly of the Whalep. 145
Science & Speculationp. 153
Decades before Shackletonp. 163
Heroes in Deliriump. 177
Two Discoveriesp. 190
The Defectionp. 207
The Aristocrat Goes Nativep. 222
An Ignominious Returnp. 235
A Polar Nightmarep. 244
Godfrey's Treacheryp. 255
Away like Stevedoresp. 264
The Ice Takes a Manp. 275
An Incredible Journeyp. 284
Return of the Hero
Dr. Kane Home Again!p. 301
Rumors & Rebuttalsp. 310
The Writer Deliversp. 319
Two Become Onep. 325
The Land of Fogp. 332
The Judgment of 1857p. 340
The Verdict of Historyp. 346
Acknowledgmentsp. 362
Select Bibliographyp. 364
Illustration Creditsp. 366
Indexp. 367
Maps
Kane's Voyages, 1850-51 & 1853p. xii
Kane's Arctic Trials, 1853-55p. 130
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