Frederick Cook

Frederick Cook

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick Albert Cook (June 10, 1865 - August 5, 1940) was an American explorer and physician, noted for his claim of having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. This would have been a year before April 6, 1909, the date claimed by Robert Peary. Cook was born in Hortonville, in Sullivan County, New York. His parents were Dr. Theodore A. Koch and Magdalena Long, recent German immigrants to the United States. Cook attended Columbia University, receiving his M.D. in 1890. In 1889 he married Libby Forbes, who died in 1890. On his 37th birthday he married Marie Fidele Hunt; they had one daughter, Helene. In 1923 they were divorced, possibly for financial reasons related to an upcoming fraud trial.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135927280
  • 9786135927283