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S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

Hour 2:           What moves someone to do something that’s never been tried before? We’ll examine the 1897 journey of a Swedish explorer who set out to discover the North Pole by hydrogen balloon with Alec Wilkinson, staff writer for The New Yorker. His new book is “The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration” (Knopf, 2012).

 

  • Trentpt17

    This was a great story. Reminds me of the Cook-Perry explorations. I will buy the book tomorrow. All of your topics and guest are so intersting. Keep it up. Education for all.

    Trent Cragin

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