The Battle of Ink and Ice - Darrell Hartman
Local author special.
"Absolutely gripping‚Ä¶ a perfectly splendid read‚ÄîI highly, highly recommend it‚Äù -- Douglas Preston, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God
A sixty-year saga of frostbite and fake news that follows the no-holds-barred battle between two legendary explorers to reach the North Pole, and the newspapers which stopped at nothing to get‚Äìand sell‚Äìthe story.
In the fall of 1909, a pair of bitter contests captured the world‚Äôs attention. The American explorers Robert Peary and Frederick Cook both claimed to have discovered the North Pole, sparking a vicious feud that was unprecedented in international scientific and geographic circles. At the same time, the rivalry between two powerful New York City newspapers‚Äîthe storied Herald and the ascendant Times‚Äîfanned the flames of the so-called polar controversy, as each paper financially and reputationally committed itself to an opposing explorer and fought desperately to defend him.