Skyward

Man's Mastery of the Air

Skyward

Skyward is as much the memoir of great American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. as it is a fascinating narrative of America’s early aviation history, much of which Byrd shaped with his explorations as a naval pilot and pioneering scientist. Through the life of Admiral Byrd, we see the seeds of America’s aerial military force, commercial airline travel, and our understanding of the planet’s most remote geographical locations planted. Byrd’s outsized ambition has inspired generations to dare to push technological limits in order to achieve things greater than themselves. Reissued for today’s readers, Admiral Byrd’s classic explorations by land, air, and sea transport us to the farthest reaches of the globe. As companions on Byrd’s journeys, modern audiences experience the polar landscape through Byrd’s own struggles, doubts, revelations, and triumphs and share the excitement of these timeless adventures.

Discovery

The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition

Discovery

From the moment Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. first left Anarctica, he knew he would return. Both the scope of the strange land and the uncharted scientific promise it held were too much to leave behind forever. Launched during the Great Depression amid great public skepticism, and with funding at its toughest to secure, this second Antarctic journey proved as daring, eventful, and inspiring as any Byrd ever embarked upon. Reissued for today’s readers, Admiral Byrd’s classic explorations by land, air, and sea transport us to the farthest reaches of the globe. As companions on Byrd’s journeys, modern audiences experience the polar landscape through Byrd’s own struggles, doubts, revelations, and triumphs and share the excitement of these timeless adventures.

To the Pole

The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925-1927

To the Pole

Offers the explorer's diaries and notes from his Greenland Expedition and his North Pole and transatlantic flights, along with a chronology and the 1926 navigational report

Alone

The Classic Polar Adventure

Alone

Facsimile edition of the 1938 memoir of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's expedition to the South Pole, where he spent over four months in the polar darkness and cold, almost losing his life to carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty stovepipe before being rescued.

Exploring with Byrd

Episodes of an Adventurous Life

Exploring with Byrd

As the culminating volume of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr.’s renowned expeditions, this is the comprehensive autobiography of a man who knew no limits. From his earliest days as a Navy pilot in training, to his controversial flights to the North and South Poles, his lifelong passion for exploration, and his trailblazing quests across the Antarctic continent, Admiral Byrd was a man who stared down long odds, harsh climates, and harrowing landscapes, conquering them all with bravery now immortalized in American lore and legend. Reissued for today’s readers, Admiral Byrd’s classic explorations by land, air, and sea transport us to the farthest reaches of the globe. As companions on Byrd’s journeys, modern audiences experience the polar landscape through Byrd’s own struggles, doubts, revelations, and triumphs and share the excitement of these timeless adventures.

Evelyn Byrd

Evelyn Byrd


Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora

Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora

Although the famous bronze statues seen by the Roman tourist Pausanias have been melted down, the Agora preserves a number of fine portraits in stone. While a few of these are named, most of the portraits in this booklet represent ordinary men and women; priests, athletes, and officials. Referring to over 40 black and white photos, the author discusses hairstyles, clothing and facial expressions to shed light on the individuals depicted.

Skyward

Man's Mastery of the Air

Skyward

Skyward is as much the memoir of great American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. as it is a fascinating narrative of America s early aviation history, much of which Byrd shaped with his explorations as a naval pilot and pioneering scientist. Byrd s outsized ambition has inspired generations to dare to push technological limits in order to achieve things greater than themselves."