Saturday, November 29, 2014

NONFICTION Book Discussion - Question # 4

How about comparing the story to events of similar import ...

  • According to the newspapers in 1879, if successful, the Jeannette Expedition would "be one of the most brilliant geographical adventures ever won by man." Another paper stated "man is on the verge of a discovery before which the discovery of America by Columbus would pale." (Page 128)  Are there any recent or current endeavors which have been proclaimed in similar terms? If Yes, name one. If No, why not?
      • Taking into account the fate of De Long's expedition, would you consider it a success? Was is 'doomed' from the start?

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