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Race for the South Pole : the expedition diaries of Scott and Amundsen

Author: Roland Huntford
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Side by side, day by day, Huntford lets Scott and Amundsen speak for themselves, placing the diary entries of each (Scott's family had subtely edited the original). He includes superb original maps and photographs, and the never-before-translated diary of Amudsen's charismatic lead skier, Olav Bjaalund, which he translated, and an excellent introduction setting the scene. Scott, not surprisingly, pales compared to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Falcon Scott; Roald Amundsen; Robert Falcon Scott; Roald Amundsen; Roald Amundsen; Robert Falcon Scott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Huntford
ISBN: 9781441169822 1441169822
OCLC Number: 535494695
Description: xxi, 330 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note on the text --
Dramatis personae --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Race for the South Pole --
Epilogue --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Roland Huntford.

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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. 2010, marks the centenary of the last great  Read more...

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Race for the South Pole, while allowing the reader to savour the contrasts between the expedition diaries of Scott, Amundsen and Bjaaland, also shows Huntford in continued argument with his Read more...

 
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