Scott of the Antarctic: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 10, 2008 - History - 608 pages
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Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorerís papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before.

In reassessing Scottís life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901ó4 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910ó13, but his remarkable scientific achievements and the challenges of his tumultuous private life. Neither foolhardy dilettante, nor the last romantic champion of his age, Scott is presented as a man of indomitable courage and questionable judgment. The result is an absolutely compelling portrait of a complicated hero.


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Review: Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy

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When it comes to women, Scott was a bloody wurst. I am surprised that his wife didn't take over the trek to the South Pole. Horse's, did not Scott understand the limitations of bringing horses on the ... Read full review

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Contents

The Reluctant Lion
The Pull of the South
Of Lions and Lionesses
Marking Time
Making Ready
South Again
Challenges
Return to the Ice

Preparations
South
Eight Into the Ice
Harsh Lessons
Antarctic Night
Man Proposeth God Disposeth
The Southern Journey
Survival
A Second Winter
Last Season
A Long Wait
Escape from the Ice
DepotLaying
Disaster
Winter
The Barrier
Without Priority
Ars Moriendi
EPILOGUE
Acknowledgements
Notes
Select Bibliography
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About the author (2008)

David Crane read history and English at Oxford University before becoming a lecturer at universities in Holland, Japan, and Africa. He lives in northwest Scotland.


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