Scott And Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth

Roland Huntford

first and foremost of the 20th century, the South Pole used to be the main coveted prize within the fiercely nationalistic sleek age of exploration. within the superb twin biography, the award-winning author Roland Huntford re-examines each aspect of the good race to the South Pole among Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies besides 4 of his males basically 11 miles from his subsequent cache of provides, turned Britain's cherished failure, whereas Amundsen, who not just beat Scott to the Pole yet lower back alive, used to be mostly forgotten. This account in their race is a gripping, hugely readable historical past that captures the riding objectives of the period and the advanced, frequently deeply improper males who have been charged with sporting them out.

SCOTT AND AMUNDSEN is the 1st of Huntford's masterly trilogy of polar biographies. it's also the single paintings at the topic within the English language according to the unique Norwegian resources, to which Huntford again to revise and replace this edition.

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