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Cook, Frederick Albert 1865-1940

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Works: 327 works in 706 publications in 7 languages and 14,001 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Performer, Photographer, Creator, Other
Classifications: E235, 919.8
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Most widely held works about Frederick Albert Cook
 
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The giant indians of Tierra del Fuego by Frederick Albert Cook( )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the first Antarctic night, 1898-1899; a narrative of the voyage of the "Belgica" among newly discovered lands and over an unknown sea about the South pole by Frederick Albert Cook( )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illustrated 1900 publication, Frederick Cook (1865-1940) gives a detailed account of his experiences on the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, the first to endure the harsh winter of the Antarctic. The goal of the expedition was scientific discovery, and Cook, the ship's doctor, tells an engaging story of 'new human experience in a new, inhuman world of ice'. Boarding the Belgica in Rio de Janeiro, he joined a crew that included Roald Amundsen, who would later lead a Norwegian expedition to the South Pole. Cook describes the challenging conditions in the Antarctic Circle, where the ship became ice-bound for almost a year, with over two months of total darkness. When crew members developed scurvy, Cook took over command from the Belgian naval officer Adrien de Gerlache. Notably, he helped save lives by promoting the consumption of penguin and seal meat at a time when Vitamin C had yet to be discovered
Return from the Pole by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 1951 and 1953 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Useful editorial recapitulation of North Pole controversy between R.E. Peary and F.A. Cook, introducing verbose irrelevant account by latter describing hardships of his polar journey, 1908-09
My attainment of the Pole : being the record of the expedition that first reached the boreal center, 1907-1909 : with the final summary of the polar controversy by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

33 editions published between 1911 and 2001 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the controversy of who was the first man to reach the North Pole--Dr. Frederick A. Cook or Robert E. Peary--with Cook's own account of his Arctic expedition
To the top of the continent; discovery, exploration and adventure in sub-arctic Alaska. The first ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906 by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

21 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die erste Südpolarnacht, 1898-1899 : Bericht über die Entdeckungsreise der "Belgica" in der Südpolarregion by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My attainment of the Pole by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

25 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in German and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In September 1909 American physician and polar explorer Dr. Frederick A. Cook (1865-1940) emerged from the Arctic's frozen wasteland with the stunning news that a year earlier - on April 21, 1908 - he and two Inuit companions had reached the coveted North Pole, a long-sought prize that had thwarted and even killed his predecessors." "At first, the international community celebrated Cook's achievement. There was little reason to doubt him. An accomplished doctor and experienced explorer, Cook was among the first men to winter in the Antarctic. He was the self-proclaimed conqueror of Mt. McKinley (the highest peak in North America); the author of the polar classic Through the First Antarctic Night; and a man whose skills and character had earned him the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's abiding admiration." "But, within days of Cook's historic news, the rival American explorer Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) also returned from the Arctic and announced his own achievement of the Pole on April 6, 1909. Peary vehemently challenged the veracity of his opponent's claim. Peary and his wealthy, powerful backers' vigorous, skillful, often vicious campaign to discredit Cook ignited the greatest geographical dispute in the history of exploration, a controversy that continues to spark passionate debate." "Was Cook the first explorer to conquer the North Pole? This reprint of the revised 1913 edition of My Attainment of the Pole (originally published in 1911) makes available - for the first time in decades - Cook's own account of his Arctic expedition. Cook's work is a vividly written, much-disputed, and invaluable clue to solving the riddle of the polar controversy. It is also a riveting adventure story that readers will find impossible to put down."--BOOK JACKET
History speaks by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most famous people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This volume includes: Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Ewart Gladstone, Guiglielmo Marconi, William McKinley, Leo Tolstoy, William Booth, Pope Leo Xlll, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Dr. Frederick Cook, and William E. Peary
Wo Norden Süden ist by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery of the North Pole : Dr. Frederick A. Cook's own story of how he reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908, and the story of Commander Robert E. Peary's discovery April 6th, 1909 by J. Martin Miller( Book )

8 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of articles from Nash's Magazine describing Peary's journey to the North Pole in 1909
Vers le pôle sud : l'expédition de la Belgica, 1897-1899 by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1902 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals of the military expedition of Major General John Sullivan against the Six nations of Indians in 1779; with records of centennial celebrations; prepared pursuant to chapter 361, laws of the state of New York, of 1885 by New York (State)( Book )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 26 journals of officers who participated in the military expedition against the Iroquois
History speaks( Recording )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoe ik de Noordpool bereikte by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 1909 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the first Antarctic night, 1896-1899 : a narrative of the voyage of the "Belgica" among newly discovered lands and over an unknown sea about the South Pole by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Kampfe mit Bär und Walross by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La batalla por el Polo Norte según los datos recogidos en 1910-1911 : Cook y Peary by Lorenzo Gambara( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost Polar notebook of Dr. Frederick A. Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 1, 1909, the veteran American explorer Dr. Frederick A. Cook, wired the unexpected news that on April 21, 1908, he had attained the North Pole, the greatest geographical prize left on earth. His landing at Copenhagen touched off a frenzy of adulation, ending with him heaped in honors. The drama increased when word arrived that Robert E. Peary, after 23 years of intermittent arctic expeditions, had reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909. A few days later Peary intimated that Cook's story should not be taken seriously and before the week was out declared that his rival had simply "handed the world a gold brick." Thus began the greatest geographical dispute of all time. "The Polar Controversy" was front page news for the better part of four months and has been argued over ever since
The case for Doctor Cook by Andrew A Freeman( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cook-Peary controversy reconsidered, with notes on courses
 
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My attainment of the Pole : being the record of the expedition that first reached the boreal center, 1907-1909 : with the final summary of the polar controversy
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My attainment of the Pole : being the record of the expedition that first reached the boreal center, 1907-1909 : with the final summary of the polar controversyFinding the North pole : Dr. Cook's own story of his discovery, April 21, 1908, the story of Commander Peary's discovery, April 6, 1909, together with the marvelous record of former Arctic expeditionsThe navigator of New York : a novelTrue north : Peary, Cook, and the race to the PoleFinding the North pole : Dr. Cook's own story of his discovery, April 21, 1908, the story of Commander Peary's discovery, April 6, 1909, together with the marvelous record of former Arctic expeditionsThe shameless diary of an explorer : a story of failure on Mt. McKinleyTrue north : [Peary, Cook, and the race to the Pole]
Alternative Names
Cook 1865-1940

Cook, Fred. A 1865-1940

Cook, Frederick‏

Cook, Frederick 1865-1940

Cook, Frederick A.

Cook, Frederick A. 1865-1940

Cook, Frederick Albert

Cook, Frederick-Albert 1865-1940

Frederick Albert Cook

Frederick Cook Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (1865-1940)

Frederick Cook amerikansk opdagelsesrejsende

Frederick Cook esploratore e medico statunitense

Frederick Cook explorador estadounidense

Frederick Cook explorador estatunidenc

Frederick Cook explorateur américain

Frederick Cook US-amerikanischer Entdecker, Polarforscher und Arzt

Kuk, Frederik.

Кук, Ф 1865-1940

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Languages
English (290)

German (47)

French (7)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)