My Attainment of the Pole
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My Attainment of the Pole

By Frederick A. Cook
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  • Press Edition
  • MY ATTAINMENT OF THE POLE
    • NEW YORK AND LONDON MITCHELL KENNERLEY MCMXIII
      • OTHER BOOKS BY DR. COOK
    • OTHER BOOKS BY DR. COOK
    • To the Pathfinders
    • THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE POLAR CONTROVERSY
      • DR. COOK IS VINDICATED. HIS DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH POLE IS ENDORSED BY THE EXPLORERS OF ALL THE WORLD.
    • DR. COOK IS VINDICATED. HIS DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH POLE IS ENDORSED BY THE EXPLORERS OF ALL THE WORLD.
    • PREFACE
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • My Attainment of the Pole
    • I. THE POLAR FIGHT
    • INTO THE BOREAL WILDS
      • II Over the Arctic Circle
    • II Over the Arctic Circle
    • THE DRIVING SPUR OF THE POLAR QUEST
      • III Strange Traits of Northernmost Man
    • III Strange Traits of Northernmost Man
    • TO THE LIMITS OF NAVIGATION
      • IV Alone with Our Destiny, Seven Hundred Miles From the Pole
    • IV Alone with Our Destiny, Seven Hundred Miles From the Pole
    • BEGINNING PREPARATIONS FOR THE POLAR DASH
      • V The Pole, the Route, and the Incentive
    • V The Pole, the Route, and the Incentive
    • THE CURTAIN OF NIGHT DROPS
      • VI The Sunset of 1907
    • VI The Sunset of 1907
    • FIRST WEEK OF THE LONG NIGHT
      • VII The Glory of the Aurora
    • VII The Glory of the Aurora
    • THE MOONLIGHT QUEST OF THE WALRUS
      • VIII Five Hundred Miles Through Night and Storm
    • VIII Five Hundred Miles Through Night and Storm
    • MIDNIGHT AND MID-WINTER
      • IX The Coming of the Eskimo Stork
    • IX The Coming of the Eskimo Stork
    • EN ROUTE FOR THE POLE
      • X The Start with Sunrise of 1908
    • X The Start with Sunrise of 1908
    • EXPLORING A NEW PASS OVER ACPOHON
      • XI Breaking a Trail Beyond the Haunts of Man
    • XI Breaking a Trail Beyond the Haunts of Man
    • IN GAME TRAILS TO LAND'S END
      • XII Shores of the Circumpolar Sea
    • XII Shores of the Circumpolar Sea
    • THE TRANS-BOREAL DASH BEGINS
      • XIII Five Hundred Miles From the Pole
    • XIII Five Hundred Miles From the Pole
    • OVER THE POLAR SEA TO THE BIG LEAD
      • XIV To Eighty-Third Parallel
    • XIV To Eighty-Third Parallel
    • CROSSING MOVING SEAS OF ICE
      • XV The First Steps Over the Grinding Central Pack
    • XV The First Steps Over the Grinding Central Pack
    • LAND DISCOVERED
      • XVI Three Hundred Miles to the Apex of the World
    • XVI Three Hundred Miles to the Apex of the World
    • BEYOND THE RANGE OF LIFE
      • XVII Two Hundred Miles From The Pole
    • XVII Two Hundred Miles From The Pole
    • OVER POLAR SEAS OF MYSTERY
      • XVIII One Hundred Miles From the Pole
    • XVIII One Hundred Miles From the Pole
    • TO THE POLE—THE LAST HUNDRED MILES
      • XIX Boreal Center is Pierced
    • XIX Boreal Center is Pierced
    • AT THE NORTH POLE
      • XX Full and Final Proofs of the Attainment
        • THE SUN'S TRUE CENTRAL ALTITUDE AT THE POLE.
        • COPY OF NOTE IN TUBE.
      • THE SUN'S TRUE CENTRAL ALTITUDE AT THE POLE.
      • COPY OF NOTE IN TUBE.
    • XX Full and Final Proofs of the Attainment
      • THE SUN'S TRUE CENTRAL ALTITUDE AT THE POLE.
      • COPY OF NOTE IN TUBE.
    • THE SUN'S TRUE CENTRAL ALTITUDE AT THE POLE.
    • COPY OF NOTE IN TUBE.
    • THE RETURN—A BATTLE FOR LIFE AGAINST FAMINE AND FROST
      • XXI Southward Over the Mid-Polar Sea
    • XXI Southward Over the Mid-Polar Sea
    • BACK TO LIFE AND BACK TO LAND
      • XXII Southward Into the American Archipelago
    • XXII Southward Into the American Archipelago
    • OVERLAND TO JONES SOUND
      • XXIII Adrift on an Iceberg
    • XXIII Adrift on an Iceberg
    • UNDER THE WHIP OF FAMINE
      • XXIV Imprisoned by the Hand of Frost
    • XXIV Imprisoned by the Hand of Frost
    • BEAR FIGHTS AND WALRUS BATTLES
      • XXV Game Haunts Discovered
    • XXV Game Haunts Discovered
    • BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX
      • XXVI To the Winter Camp at Cape Sparbo
    • XXVI To the Winter Camp at Cape Sparbo
    • WITH A NEW ART OF CHASE IN A NEW WORLD OF LIFE
      • XXVII Coming of the Second Winter
    • XXVII Coming of the Second Winter
    • A HUNDRED NIGHTS IN AN UNDERGROUND DEN
      • XXVIII Life About Cape Sparbo
    • XXVIII Life About Cape Sparbo
    • HOMEWARD WITH A HALF SLEDGE AND HALF-FILLED STOMACHS
      • XXIX Back to Greenland Friends
    • XXIX Back to Greenland Friends
    • ANNOATOK TO UPERNAVIK
      • XXX Along Danish Greenland
    • XXX Along Danish Greenland
    • FROM GREENLAND TO COPENHAGEN
      • XXXI At the Danish Metropolis
    • XXXI At the Danish Metropolis
    • COPENHAGEN TO THE UNITED STATES
      • XXXII Peary's Underhand Work at Labrador
    • XXXII Peary's Underhand Work at Labrador
    • THE KEY TO THE CONTROVERSY
      • XXXIII Actions Which Call for Investigation
    • XXXIII Actions Which Call for Investigation
    • THE MT. McKINLEY BRIBERY
      • XXXIV How a Man's Soul Was Marketed
        • THE PEARY-PARKER-BROWN HUMBUG UP TO DATE
      • THE PEARY-PARKER-BROWN HUMBUG UP TO DATE
    • XXXIV How a Man's Soul Was Marketed
      • THE PEARY-PARKER-BROWN HUMBUG UP TO DATE
    • THE PEARY-PARKER-BROWN HUMBUG UP TO DATE
    • THE DUNKLE-LOOSE FORGERY
      • XXXV The Last Perjured Defamation
    • XXXV The Last Perjured Defamation
    • HOW A GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PROSTITUTED ITS NAME
      • XXXVI The Washington Verdict—The Copenhagen Verdict
    • XXXVI The Washington Verdict—The Copenhagen Verdict
    • RETROSPECT
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • APPENDIX
    • COPY OF THE FIELD NOTES
      • (Notes usually written at end of day's march.)
    • (Notes usually written at end of day's march.)
    • QUESTIONS THAT ENTER CALCULATIONS FOR POSITION OF THE NORTH POLE.
      • FROM A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE POLAR CLAIMS IN A FORTHCOMING BOOK By Captain Thomas F. Hall of Omaha, Neb.
        • DR. COOK'S VALID CLAIM.
        • VERDICT OF GEN. A. W. GREELY, REAR ADMIRAL W. S. SCHLEY AND OTHER ARCTIC EXPERTS
      • DR. COOK'S VALID CLAIM.
      • VERDICT OF GEN. A. W. GREELY, REAR ADMIRAL W. S. SCHLEY AND OTHER ARCTIC EXPERTS
    • FROM A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE POLAR CLAIMS IN A FORTHCOMING BOOK By Captain Thomas F. Hall of Omaha, Neb.
      • DR. COOK'S VALID CLAIM.
      • VERDICT OF GEN. A. W. GREELY, REAR ADMIRAL W. S. SCHLEY AND OTHER ARCTIC EXPERTS
    • DR. COOK'S VALID CLAIM.
    • VERDICT OF GEN. A. W. GREELY, REAR ADMIRAL W. S. SCHLEY AND OTHER ARCTIC EXPERTS
    • POSITIVE PROOF OF DR. COOK'S ATTAINMENT OF THE POLE
      • Evidence of Cook's Travels
      • Absolute Proof of Cook's Claim
      • Evidence of His Travels
      • Animal Trails Verify Cook's Report
      • Peary's Statements Prove Cook's
      • More Accurate Observations by Cook Than by Peary
      • Armchair Criticisms Unfair
    • Evidence of Cook's Travels
    • Absolute Proof of Cook's Claim
    • Evidence of His Travels
    • Animal Trails Verify Cook's Report
    • Peary's Statements Prove Cook's
    • More Accurate Observations by Cook Than by Peary
    • Armchair Criticisms Unfair
    • VERDICT OF THE GEOGRAPHIC HISTORIAN
      • DR. COOK'S RECORD IS ACCURATE IT IS CERTIFIED—IT IS CORROBORATED
        • HE IS THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE
      • HE IS THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE
      • "All Travellers Called Liars"
      • All Discoverers First Doubted
      • Cook Must Have Been First
      • Cook's Three Achievements
      • The Snow Was Purple
    • DR. COOK'S RECORD IS ACCURATE IT IS CERTIFIED—IT IS CORROBORATED
      • HE IS THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE
    • HE IS THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE
    • "All Travellers Called Liars"
    • All Discoverers First Doubted
    • Cook Must Have Been First
    • Cook's Three Achievements
    • The Snow Was Purple
    • FOR A NATIONAL INVESTIGATION A REQUEST
      • COPY OF TELEGRAM SENT TO FORMER PRESIDENT TAFT
        • AN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT WILSON
      • AN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT WILSON
    • COPY OF TELEGRAM SENT TO FORMER PRESIDENT TAFT
      • AN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT WILSON
    • AN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT WILSON
    • CAN THE GOVERNMENT ESCAPE THE RESPONSIBILITY?
      • THE SPEAKER'S ROOM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    • THE SPEAKER'S ROOM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    • INDEX
    • INDEX OF NEW MATERIAL
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