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If you are a lover of Arctic adventure and history this is a must read!
This book makes a good case for Cook having actually achieved the set goal and an even better case for Peary never having stepped on the ever-shifting north pole.
Today most give the credit to Peary, even though Cook made his claim first and Henderson's review of the facts gives Cook equal if not superior claims.
I have read about Adm. Peary and was a believer. Now that I have the rest of the story, not so much. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Dennis A Ricker
A fantastic bit of historical writing. I highly recommend reading this book, followed by "The Last Place on Earth" by Roland Huntford. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dannyb
An interesting narrative about the race to find the north pole and a very good study in polar exploration. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anthony M. Frasca
Henderson's book relates the fascinating rivalry between Cook and Peary to claim credit for reaching the north pole. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scott Cromar
This was my first introduction into the controversy surrounding the claim to the first to reach the North Pole. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Richard L
I honestly have no clue after reading this book who reached the pole first (if either)--clearly Henderson favors Dr Cook over the vindictive Peary. But that doesn't matter to me! Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by Quinn Thornton
This is a great book for anyone interested in the race to the North Pole, and the determination and courage it takes to get there. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by R. Yu
Having previously read some books about the Polar Controversy, I was set to read True North as a complement to what I already knew. I really enjoyed it. Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by Marc Ranger
I very much enjoyed reading this book (which I actually listened to on CD read by the author). The second half, especially, is hard to put down. Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by Grant Medley