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Anderson, Nautilus 90 North.

Anderson, Nautilus 90 North.

Anderson, William R. / Blair, Clay. Nautilus 90 North. Foreword by Admiral G.B.H. Fawkes. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1959. 14cm x 21cm. 190 pages. With maps and photographs. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition.

At 11:15 P.M. on Sunday, August 3, 1958, the first crossing under the North Pole was successfully completed, and Commander Anderson informed the world with the history-making code message “Nautilus 90 North.” Skipper of the Nautilus, Commander Anderson re-creates vividly life aboard the submarine, the suspense of Top Secret orders, the human and humorous incidents that passed the time of the crew, and the unparalleled adventure of the first probe when Nautilus came within 180 miles of the North Pole and fulfilled the Jules Verne dream in steaming its 20,000th league under the sea. He shares with the reader the excitement and tension of preparations, mishaps and repairs, omens good and bad, that filled the days before the dramatic announcement of destination NORTH POLE was made. Commander Anderson relates, with the immediacy of his on-the-scene participation in each moment, the narrow escapes, the special problems of navigation that had to be overcome, how special instruments were installed in secrecy, the “cover plan” that kept the whole Navy mum, and finally the incredible adventure itself. It all adds up to a rousing true story in which danger, excitement, and suspense will leave readers gasping. [From publisher’s note]

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Anderson, Nautilus 90 North.
Anderson, Nautilus 90 North.

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