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The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

By: MF Robinson
200 pages, B/w illus
The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture
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  • The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture ISBN: 9780226721842 Hardback Jun 2006 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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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.

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Michael F. Robinson is assistant professor of history at the University of Hartford.
By: MF Robinson
200 pages, B/w illus
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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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