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The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

By: MF Robinson

200 pages, B/w illus

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Jun 2006 | #161201 | ISBN: 0226721841
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With chronological chapters featuring emblematic Arctic explorers - including Elisha Kent Kane, Charles Hall, and Robert Peary - this title reveals why the North Pole, a region so geographically removed from Americans, became an iconic destination for discovery.

This monograph is clear, detailed, meticulously researched, and elegantly written. . . . [Robinson] offers a new and convincing interpretation of the cultural significance of Americans' devotion to Arctic exploration in this period. . . .--Kathryn Morse, "Reviews in American History"

--Kathryn Morse"Reviews in American History" (01/01/2007)

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Michael F. Robinson is assistant professor of history at the University of Hartford.

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