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Kingdom of Ice

In the last few decades of the 19th century, the world looked very different from the way it does now. Parts of the map were unfilled–chief among those spaces was the North Pole, which many believed contained warm currents that might provide safe passage. Enter James Gordon Bennett, the wealthy and eccentric owner of the New York Herald. Bennett–who was responsible for sending Stanley in search of Livingstone–wanted to produce…