Race For The South Pole: The Expedition Diaries Of Scott And Amundsen
In 1910 Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on.For the first time Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events at the heart of the story, Huntford weaves the narrative...
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Continuum; F First Edition edition (February 12, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 448111
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“For me, the diaries were the best part. Yes, we all know that Scott was ill-prepared and sometimes almost delusional. Still, the author's constant bashing of Scott (and of Britain) wore thin quickly. I began to skip his nagging commentary and just re...”
from the protagonists' accounts of their own fate. What emerges is a whole new understanding of what really happened on the ice and the definitive account of the Race for the South Pole.
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