The Polar Adventures of A Rich American Dame

The Polar Adventures of A Rich American Dame

A Life of Louise Arner Boyd

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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. She was presented at the British royal court, and travelled in genteel style from one dazzling capital to another. After inheriting a staggering family fortune while only in her thirties, 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 philanthropist and society woman. Yet despite organizing, financing, and directing seven daring Arctic expeditions between 1926 and 1955, she is virtually unknown today.
Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn,, [2017]
Copyright Date: copyright 2017
ISBN: 9781459739703
1459739701
Branch Call Number: 919.804 BOY NVD
Characteristics: 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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