The Kindle eBook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure, Richard E. Byrd‘s 1938 narrative on his scientific expedition in Antarctica, for only $1.99 (that’s 92% off the list price of $25.00).
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Friday, January 20, 2012, until 11:59pm PST.
If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure, the book is also available in paperback.
An enormous best seller when it was first published in 1938, Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd’s unforgettable narrative documents the triumphs and defeats he encountered while on a scientific expedition in Antarctica.
When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire “to taste peace and quiet long enough to know how good they really are.” But early on things went terribly wrong. Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity.
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