Little America: Aerial Exploration In The Antarctic, The Flight To The South Pole
- Publish Date: 1930-09-29
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Richard Evelyn Byrd
1930. With 74 illustrations and maps. If only by virtue of his having stood over both Poles, Admiral Byrd stands apart from all living men. Only one other man of the thousands who strived attained this remote distinction-Amundsen, his friend; and Amundsen is dead. Byrd, now only 41, has capped a lifetime of amazingly productive geographical research by flying over the South Pole. In itself, this flight was the most spectacular thing of the year. But in his larger sphere of action, it took its place as a single phase of a thrilling series of operations on the southern polar continent. Little America is the story of the Byrd Antarctic expedition as told for the first time by its leader. It is a narrative of action and at the same time a record of brilliant scientific achievement. It is, essentially, the story of men who brought their own civilization to a Godforsaken hunk of ice and created on it one of the most extraordinary communities the world has seen. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.