Review of Boreal ties. Photographs and two diaries of the 1901 Peary Relief Expedition, edited by Kim Fairley Gillis and Silas Hibbard Ayer

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Millman, Lawrence (2007)

In Boreal ties, the famously crusty and imperious Robert Peary is referred to as “a peach“. At first this representation might appear to be flagrantly inaccurate, somewhat like calling Dr Frederick Cook—Peary’s not always truthful North Pole adversary—“a bastion of honesty”. But within the context of the book, the description is wholly apt.
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