Robert Edwin Peary


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Noun1.Robert Edwin Peary - United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)Robert Edwin Peary - United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
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The book begins with Bartlett's departure from New York in July 1908 as captain of the SS Roosevelt, bound for northern Ellesmere Island as part of Robert Edwin Peary's latest attempt to reach the North Pole.
(Americans Robert Edwin Peary and Matthew Henson achieved that goal in 1909.)
The next year, another American, Robert Edwin Peary, made the same claim.