Polar Winds

Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North


 
 
 
 
 

For my parents

 
 

Table of Contents

  

Acknowledgements

 

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

 

Notes

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Copyright