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The Last Place on Earth

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The definitive account of the contest between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Raoul Amundsen for the most coveted prize in the age of modern exploration: Antarctica. "One of the great debunking biographies."—"The New York Times Book Review."
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In this gripping dual biography, Huntford reexamines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Raoul Amundsen. Scott, who died along with four of his men only 11 miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely forgotten. A brilliant and highly readable history which captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed, men who were charged with carrying them out.
Huntford is also the biographer of Scott Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen.
"A remarkably vivid picture of the agonies and feuds, as well as joys, of polar exploration . . . a fascinating book."--The New York Times "An extraordinarily rich reading experience."--Los Angeles Times At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In this brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford reexamines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who died along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely forgotten. This account of their race is a gripping, highly readable history that captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who were charged with carrying them out. "The Last Place on Earth" is the first of Huntford's masterly trilogy of polar biographies. It is also the only work on the subject in the English language based on the original Norwegian sources, to which Huntford returned to revise and update this edition. Roland Huntford is the former Scandinavian correspondent for the London Observer. He is the bestselling author of two critically acclaimed biographies of Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen as well as the novel "Sea of Darkness." He lives in Cambridge, England. Jon Krakauer is the author of "Into Thin Air, " which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and "Into the Wild." His work has appeared in many magazines, including Outside, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He chose the books in the Modern Library Exploration series for their literary merit and historical significance--and because he found them such a pleasure to read.
Author
Roland Huntford
Pages
640
Publisher
Modern Library
Series
Modern Library Exploration
Language
English
ISBN-10
0375754741
ISBN-13
9780375754746
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
B
Illustrations
Yes
Year
1999
Publication Date
1999-08-31
Imprint
Modern Library Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
Cambridge, ENK
Birth
1927
Edition
New edition
Short Title
LAST PLACE ON EARTH-ML REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
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