Polar Winds

Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North


For my parents


Table of Contents




Author’s Note


Introduction: Gamblers and Fortune Seekers


Map of the North


Chapter 1: Gold, Glory, and Spectacle


Chapter 2: The Era of Expeditions


Chapter 3: Hope in the Sky


Chapter 4: The Northern Front


Chapter 5: Arctic Threats


Chapter 6: New Horizons


Chapter 7: Miracles, Tragedies, and Just Plain Luck


Chapter 8: The Top of the World


Chapter 9: The Old and the Bold


Epilogue: “I’d Like to Do It All Over Again”


Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms




Selected Bibliography