Huntford - The last place on earth
Scott & Amundsen's race to the South Pole
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole
was the most coveted prize in the modern age of exploration.
In this brilliant dual biography, Roland Huntford re-examines
every detail of the great race to the South Pole between
Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott,
who died along four of his men, became Britain's beloved
failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott but returned
alive, was largely forgotten. Gripping and highly readable,
The Last Place on Earth captures the driving ambitions
of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who
were charged with carrying them out.
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