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The Siege and Conquest of the North Pole

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Title:The Siege and Conquest of the North Pole
Bryce, George   
(3 of 3 for author by title)
A Short History of the Canadian People
Published:   1910
Publisher:Gibbings & Company Limited
Tags:Arctic, exploration, non-fiction, travel

“My chief object in compiling this work has been to supply a brief account of the main efforts which have been made to reach the North Pole. The subject is now so extensive that few have the opportunity of covering the whole ground. While the exciting and specially interesting incidents have not been omitted, the book aims at giving the reader an intelligent idea of the equipment and other means by which the work of exploration has been carried on.

The many expeditions which have set out to find a north-west or a north-east passage do not come within the scope of the book, except when they have had some special bearing on the struggle for the Pole.

Those who may wish to pursue the subject further by consulting the original authors can be assured that no works of fiction relate greater deeds of heroism than are found in the records of Arctic exploration; and that while they may satisfy their love for the adventurous they will add something to their geographical knowledge.” [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Bryce, George

George Bryce (1844-1931) was a Canadian historian. Working as a Presbyterian reverend in Manitoba, he was very interested in history. He was the founder of Manitoba College and was responsible for organizing the Manitoba Historical Society in 1875 and the Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society in 1879. In writing "A Short History of the Canadian People", he wrote about Canadian society and its dynamics rather than a typical history on political and constitutional development. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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