... RICHARD E BYRD "DISCOVERY" 1933-35 EXPEDITION PART 1 74322 - Duration: 33:46. A well written book on isolation and perseverance in the worst of conditions. I found it interesting to read how he tries to explain away and justify that to himself. BYRD, Richard E. Alone. Anyone who is an admiral, I figured would be self-aggrandizing. It is incredible what Byrd put himself through. Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure is the story of famed explorer Richard Byrd's famous (or infamous) solitary sojourn at the bottom of the world - ably, if somewhat reluctantly, told by Byrd himself. This book includes his memories, as well as some excerpts from his diary while there. We’d love your help. The nightmare left me, and about 9 o'clock in the morning I awakened with a violent start, as if I had been thrown down a deep well in my sleep. You're often turning the pages in horror. Richard Evelyn Byrd has 32 books on Goodreads with 6804 ratings. Byrd.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.. Decorations by Richard E. Harr No. This was compelling right from the word go and meant you just wanted to read more to discover how it ended. Obviously, the man survived to tell his story, but he was lucky. Description: London: David Bogue. It is not a tell of adventure so much as survival, as the peaceful and scientific adventure Byrd had anticipated all too quickly became a months-long fight for survival in the most inhospitable of places. Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. originally published 1938 by G.P. The bitter cold was horrible, but the beauty of the auroras breathtaking. The book is very readable and you can feel his pain as you read his accounting. The universe was a cosmos, not a chaos; man was as rightfully a part of that cosmos as the day and the night. Byrd wrote this book in 1938--four years after surviving several months of solitary research in 60-80 degrees below zero in Antarctica. This book is full of deep insight. Byrd survives at a weather station in the Antarctic alone. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity. Only a small shack with dangerously faulty ventilation stood between Byrd and the elements dur. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Unable to add item to List. Who ever said leadership was a lonely place- really knew what he was talking about. The book is also helped significantly by the eloquence and insight with which Richard Byrd writes. Each of these halves are equally intriguing, and feed off one another meshing into a complete picture of what he went through in his own words. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Please try again. If you’re interested in more about Richard Byrd and the Hollow Earth/Agartha theory, check out … A very interesting read about one man's experience of being alone in a hut during the Antarctic winter. And all of that IS shocking and impressive. Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. The journey he takes is both physical and spiritual and fascinating to this reader. Many times in reading this book I found myself holding my breath, or with tears running down my cheeks. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Anyone who is an admiral, I figured would be self-aggrandizing. Initially, the operation was going to use three men, each having their own jobs throughout the 6 month period, but due to the tiny size of the shack, Byrd thought it would be detrimental to relationships and decided to go it alone. Alone by Richard Evelyn Byrd, 1938, G. P. Putnam's sons edition, in English If you are interested in this event, please follow the steps below: Register to attend the panel discussion at the link above. Richard E Byrd (1888-1957), was an American naval officer and explorer. I like to re-read it on warm days in the summer when it's too hot and imagining being alone at South Pole cools me down, or even in blustery wintry days when it's nice to be reminded that, hey, it could be. It's fascinating to consider being alone for months on end, and to be alone in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth makes for an incredible story. Not only is the work of survival gripping, his descriptions of the natural world are truly breath taking. Alone. Byrd writes with knowledge, honesty and humility as he tells of his experience. I've read a lot of polar memoirs/expedition diaries, etc., and I guess I was expecting something along those lines--somewhat dry, somewhat self-congratulatory while also somewhat excessively modest. Condition : Good. This is more of a survival story than a "polar adventure", as most of it takes place in a shack at the South Pole. He does a great job of recreating his experience at the South Pole. Belief in it is the one point where all religions agree. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. A fantastic book about a man who spent six months in the meteorological base on Antarctica, alone. I like to re-read it on warm days in the summer when it's too hot and imagining being alone at South Pole cools me down, or even in blustery wintry days when it's nice to be reminded that, hey, it could be worse. (page 1). The journey he takes is both physical and spiritual and fascinating to this reader. Dust jacket in good condition. This is a beautifully written discription of Admiral Byrd's five month stay by himself in a remote cabin in Antartica to study the weather. This book is an incredible page turner. Not only is the work of survival gripping, his descriptions of the natural w. This book is an incredible page turner. Byrd's writing had me nodding at points in agreement as he describes thoughts I have had while working on projects I thought I could do alone. Originally published in 1938, 'Alone' provides a gripping account of his second expedition to Antarctica in 1934. Richard E. Byrd-"Aone"-1938-International Collectors Library-5" X 8"-221 pages-Hardcover Book-Signed By Author.Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888–1957, American aviator and polar explorer, b. Winchester, Va. Even though he thought he was well equipped and capable of dealing with every contingency, happenings occurred that demonstrated his frailty and even hubris in thinking, erroneously, that he had thought of everything He was lucky to have survived. Octavo, original full blue morocco gilt, uncut and unopened. It is beautifully written and descriptive. I don't think you'd need to be a polar fanatic (although I am one) to find meaning and interest in this fascinating account. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Secure packaging for safe delivery. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Also was quite glad I read the "Afterword" only after finishing the book. Naval Academy in 1912, Byrd was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. 01 Aug. Alone. This book is full of deep insight. Octavo, original cloth. Faced death on many occasions while alone in the world`s most danger weather observation post - temperatures that sometimes went into the -70s . He draws the reader in by writing about his day to day life trying to keep fed and warm while daily taking care of scientific measuring instruments and all that that involved. Refresh and try again. Buy Alone: Classic of Polar Solitude and Adventure New edition by Byrd, Richard E. (ISBN: 9781559634632) from Amazon's Book Store. Richard Evelyn Byrd’s most popular book is Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure. A beautifully written scary-as-can-be real life experience in Anartica. If you have ever been laid up for a winter alone, you might have some tiny fraction of an idea of what he experienced. As he said, he was reborn there in Antarctica that winter. In 1934, Admiral Richard Byrd took residence in a shack in the South Pole's interior to monitor the harsh weather and active auroras throughout the long, dark winter. This is an interesting book, but only if you place it into context. Byrd chose to spend the perpetual darkness of an Antarctic winter staffing a small hut on the barrier taking meteorological readings. But what really got me are his moments of quiet, lyrical beauty in describing the Antarctic, the interminable nights, the cold, and his physical and mental states during his months alone in a hut where his survival is dependent upon the very things that will kill him if he doesn't stay on top of the situation. Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2014. Some of the scenes reminded of the movie Interstellar. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2013. Title: Alone Richard Byrd Author: catalog.drapp.com.ar-2020-12-22T00:00:00+00:01 Subject: Alone Richard Byrd Keywords: alone, richard, byrd Created Date Dedication is the name of the game here. The book is a composite from his own personal diary, and an account of the expedition from Base Camp records. A different kind of read for me, but I really enjoyed learning about Richard E Byrd's life for several months on the south pole. A relatively quick read and very interesting even though I was worried I wouldn't like the book's story (it was a gift). If you are into adventure and tales of individual achievement, this is brilliant. Based on his own diaries, this is a really good story of the mental and physical challenges he had to endure. “A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable.”, “The universe was a cosmos, not a chaos; man was as rightfully a part of that cosmos as were the day and night.”, National Outdoor Book Award for Classic (2003), Extreme Classics: National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time, [+ Poll Ballot] Alone / Richard E. Byrd. Alone by Richard Byrd – Panel Discussion Thursday, November 19, 2020 4 – 5:30 p.m. EST Register Now >> Join us for a special “Book Club” event, featuring Alone by Richard E. Byrd. This is an interesting book, but only if you place it into context. He only manages to stay alive through sheer determination to keep his men safe. They had built him an underground shelter to live in. The back of this memoir is going to try and sell itself to you with how much the Antarctic sucks, and how incredible it is that this guy spent 5 months there by himself in near constant darkness and 70-something below zero temperatures every day, and all of this in 1933 when they didn't have synthetic fabrics with moisture-wicking properties or internet or fancy sleeping bags or any fun REI doo-dads. He took up aviation in 1917, and after World War I he gained great fame in the air. Visit our COVID-19 page for more information. This is the account of a man trapped in a cabin for months with little to do except take weather readings, organise his environment and, when things end up going very wrong for him, trying to stay alive. Rear Admiral U.S.N. I was surprised by the relaxed, casual style at first, having mostly read accounts by stiff-upper-lip British naval officers and the like, and the beg. There is beauty, pain, happiness and much sorrow in his story. 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