II: The Byrd Expedition


McKinley, Byrd, and Gould.

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"On a continent as large as the United States and Mexico combined we were the sole inhabitants."
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McKinley, Byrd, and Gould.
Byrd never had cause to regret his choice of Gould as his second-in- command. "If any man was liked by all, it was he," Byrd wrote in Little America (Putnam, 1930), his personal account of the expedition. "Larry was a blend of coolness and warmth. His friendly ways and his fairness endeared him...Larry mingled, and yet was always respected... When arguments waxed and flamed and drew to no conclusion, Larry was resorted to as the seat of judgment. His mind seemed to have held every fact that came into it."


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