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The Navigator of New York
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067697533X, Paperback)Devlin Stead grows up an outcast and loner, until one day his uncle hands him an extraordinary letter from the explorer Dr Frederick Cook. Devlin sails to New York to become Dr Cook's protege. Eventually he accompanies Cook on his epic race to reach the Pole before his arch-rival, Lieutenant Robert Peary. New York Times Book Review: "Polar exploration - with its incredible hardships, its months of freezing isolation, darkness and despair - makes an irresistible metaphor for a lonely and uncertain childhood... It is in 'the North' where johnston shines... 'There was no time in this place where all meridians met,' as Devlin rhapsodizes - a young man finally embarking on his terrifying, heady journey into life."
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