Disaster at the Pole

Disaster at the Pole

The Tragedy of the Airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North Pole

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In 1926, General Umberto Nobile gained acclaim by crossing the Pole in a dirigible, and in 1926 took a dirigible to the North Pole to land a scientific research team. The ship crashed on the return flight, hundreds of miles from help. This account tells of the crash and the international efforts to rescue the explorers, bringing to life the struggles of the survivors, the heroism and tragedy of rescuers, and political intrigue surrounding the adventure. Cross, a former editor at Life, runs an editorial consulting and writing firm. The book is not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9781585740499
Branch Call Number: 910 Cro
Characteristics: 316 p.


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Mar 08, 2016

In the summer of 1928 the dirigible "Italia" flew to the North Pole but, on the return trip, crashed on the sea ice northeast of Spitzbergen Island. The author tells the gripping story of the ordeal of the survivors based on interviews by the author; the efforts of rescue teams from several nations; and the political fallout in pre-World War 2 Fascist Italy. This page-turner provides maps, photographs, and a bibliography.


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