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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward J. Larson, Edward Larson Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9780062802873
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a unique and unforgettable telling of the climax of the age of exploration: in 1909 three simultaneous expeditions each reached the ends of the earth, setting records for the farthest north, south, and altitude, as American Robert Peary (with Matthew Henson) strove for the North Pole; Douglas Mawson successfully achieved the magnetic South Pole, while his expedition leader Ernest Shackleton nearly claimed the geographic South Pole; and on the slopes of K2 in the Himalayas (the so-called “Third Pole”), Italy’s dashing Duke of Abruzzi set a world altitude record that stood for generations.

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  • “I found Edward J. Larson’s To the Edges of the Earth fascinating.

    A masterfully written story of incredible adventures against insurmountable odds. The unknown is an irresistible magnet and challenge to the human race. As one of my Mount Everest teammates, author James Ramsey Ullman wrote, ‘Challenge is the core and the mainspring of all human activity. If there’s an ocean, we cross it; if there’s a disease, we cure it; if there’s a wrong, we right it; if there’s a record, we break it; and finally, if there’s a mountain, we climb it.’ Peary, Shackleton, and the Duke of the Abruzzi sought such challenge and lived on the edge.

    To the Edges of the Earth is a great read about three extraordinary expeditions. While reading it, I had to jump in my hot tub just to get warm!”

    Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest, and the author of A Life on the Edge

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About the Author
Author Edward J. Larson

Edward J. Larson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, a legal scholar, and a New York Times bestselling author. His book Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in HIstory. He is a university professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael Garcia, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.