To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration (2018)

To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar ExplorationExplorers supposedly strove to reach the poles for God and country, but in fact, many expedition leaders were driven to these extremes by powerful egos and dreams of fame and fortune.  This book reveals the self-serving motivation that was concealed by public admiration for these “heroic” explorers and their incredible exploits.

 

To the Ends of the Earth should be considered required reading for any serious study of these larger-than-life but all-too-human historical figures.” — Stephen R. Bown, author of The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen