The Worst Journey in the World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2006 - Fiction - 640 pages
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The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.
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Amazing writer with an amazing story to tell. - Goodreads
It is a Ripping Good Yarn, and so Very British. - Goodreads
don't read introduction until you have read the book... - Goodreads
This really is a classic of travel writing. - Goodreads
Also insights about Scott's trip to the pole and back. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

If you're looking for a detailed chronicle of the Terra Nova Expedition, which gives you a complete picture of what happened and just how it felt as an experience, this is the book for you. Cherry ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erika Falk - Goodreads

Despite the high star rating this book gets on Good Reads, I found it rather disappointing. The narrative follows author Apsley Cherry-Garrard, a participant on Scott's 1910 3-year, failed journey to ... Read full review

Contents

THE RETURN OF THE PONY PARTY FROM ONE TON DEPOT
THE RETURN OF THE DOG PARTY
1 THE BARRIER STAGE
II THE BEARDMORE GLACIER
III THE PLATEAU FROM MOUNT DARWIN TO LAT 87 32S
IV RETURNING PARTIES
V THE POLE AND AFTER
VI FARTHEST SOUTH
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About the author (2006)

Apsley Cherry-Garrard was born in 1886 and educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. At twenty-four he was one of the youngest members of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition. He served in the First World War until invalided out of the Navy in 1915, and during his convalescence started to write The Worst Journey in the World. He died in 1959.

CAROLINE ALEXANDER has written for "The New Yorker, Granta, Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, " and "National Geographic", and is the author of four other books. She is the curator of "Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Expedition," an exhibition that opened at the American Museum of National History. She lives in New Hampshire.

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