Disaster at the Pole
The Tragedy of the Airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North PoleBook - 2000
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.
Branch Call Number: 910 Cro
Characteristics: 316 p.