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The last Viking : the life of Roald Amundsen

Author: Stephen R Bown
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2012.
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Looks at the life of the Norwegian polar explorer, describing Amundsen's approach to expeditions and his flair for self-promotion and publicity.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roald Amundsen; Roald Amundsen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Bown
ISBN: 9780306820670 0306820676 9780306821622 0306821621
OCLC Number: 784125022
Description: xxii, 357 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. West --
The boy from the Mountain Kingdom --
Polar apprentice --
An extraordinary plan --
Where Franklin died --
An education at Gjøahavn --
2. South --
"I resolved upon a coup" --
The Napoleon of the Poles --
Dogs and skis --
A featureless expanse of snow --
3. East --
A hero returns --
A new battlefield --
The frozen reaches of Tartary --
4. North --
Grounded dreams --
The Arctic Phoenix --
The dirigible and the fascist --
A massed attack on the polar regions --
5. Lost --
No more Poles to conquer --
Epilogue: the end of the Heroic Age.
Other Titles: Life of Roald Amundsen
Roald Amundsen
Responsibility: Stephen R. Bown.

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Looks at the life of the Norwegian polar explorer, describing Amundsen's approach to expeditions and his flair for self-promotion and publicity.

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