The Last Explorer by Simon Nasht
Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration

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This riveting biography recounts the life of the world's first truly modern explorer, a life of unrelenting adventure and the high drama of polar exploration. Hubert Wilkins was the most successful explorer in history: no one saw with his own eyes more undiscovered land and sea. Largely self-taught, he was a celebrated reporter, pilot, spy, war hero, scientist, and adventurer. He captured in his lens war and famine, cheated death repeatedly, met world leaders like Lenin, Mussolini, and King George V, and circled the globe on a zeppelin. Knighted for being the first person to fly across the North Pole, Wilkins was also the first to fly in the Antarctic, discover land by airplane, and take a submarine under the Arctic ice.
 

About Simon Nasht

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Simon Nasht is an Australian-born writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He has worked all over the world, lived in half a dozen countries, and reported for leading newspapers and TV networks everywhere. His acclaimed documentaries have been shown by the BBC, ABC, the National Geographic channel, and PBS. He lives in Australia.
 
Published November 11, 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing. 396 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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