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Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure

I wrote the afterword for this new edition of the classic story of Antarctic survival, by celebrated polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Byrd was the first person to fly to the South Pole and may have been the first person to fly to the North Pole; this book is an account of his second, 1934-1935, Antarctic expedition, in which he attempted to become the first person to overwinter alone on the Antarctic continent but was almost killed by the fumes from the kerostene stove in his hut.