Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott’s Antarctic Quest

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Fiennes delves into Robert F. Scott’s fatal (yet successful) race to the South Pole in 1901 and again in 1911 (the deadly expedition) and debunks many of the modern-day falsehoods presently associated with Scott. In a thoroughly researched, gripping narrative, Fiennes insightfully uses his own numerous Antarctic experiences to evaluate Scott’s amazing undertaking. It is this that sets the book apart: the author’s ability to distinguish approximately why and how the Scott expeditions failed and, to a greater extent, succeeded in their many goals. Fiennes’ knowledge, familiarity and proficiency with the “cruelty” of the Antarctic literally bequeath Race To The Pole a tremendous credibility and readability.

 

 

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Century

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(US) $27.95

ISBN
(US) 0401300472

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Hardback

Pages
480

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