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N-4 down : the hunt for the Arctic airship Italia / Mark Piesing.

Piesing, Mark, (author.).

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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 919.8 Piesing (Text) 31208913253326 new non-fiction Checked out 10/02/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062851529
  • ISBN: 9780062851536
  • Physical Description: xvi, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Custom House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Once upon a time in the North -- Prologue: The Arctic Ocean, May 25, 1928 -- "You are supposed to be dead" -- "There is no room for Prima Donnas in the Italian Air Force" -- "Do you know where Amundsen is?" -- "She would be there to inform on us" -- "The most sensational sporting event in human history" -- "Let him go, for he cannot possibly come back to bother us anymore" -- "We are quite aware that our venture is difficult and dangerous . . . but it is this very difficulty and danger which attracts us" -- "God Save Us!" -- "We will die when God has decided" -- "Do you as you like, but I am going looking for Nobile" -- "Woman joins search for Amundsen" -- "Don't let him eat me!" -- "Down with Nobile! Death to Nobile!" -- "This is real exploring despite the luxury" -- Epilogue: The Kremlin, Moscow, 1933.
Summary, etc.:
"The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamorous Arctic airship Italia, which crashed near the North Pole in 1928"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Italia (Airship)
Arctic regions > Discovery and exploration.
Nobile, Umberto, 1885-1978 > Travel > Arctic regions.
Explorers > Aviation disasters.
Airships > Accidents > Arctic regions.
Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 > Travel > Arctic regions.
Search and rescue operations > Arctic regions > History > 20th century.
Survival at sea.

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