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Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame : A Life of Louise Arner Boyd - (Paperback)

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The first comprehensive biography of Louise Arner Boyd — the intrepid American socialite who reinvented herself as the leading female polar explorer of the twentieth century.

Born in the late 1880s to a gritty mining magnate who made his millions in the California gold rush and a well-bred mother descended from one of New York’s distinguished families, society beauty Louise Arner Boyd was raised during a glittering era.

After inheriting a staggering family fortune, she began leading a double life. She fell under the spell of the north in the late 1920s after a sailing excursion to the Arctic Ocean. Over the next three decades, she achieved international notoriety as a rugged and audacious polar explorer while maintaining her flamboyant lifestyle as a leading society woman. Yet despite organizing, financing, and directing seven daring Arctic expeditions between 1926 and 1955, she is virtually unknown today.
Number of Pages: 367
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Joanna Kafarowski
Language: English
Street Date: November 28, 2017
TCIN: 52153397
UPC: 9781459739703
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-4329
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