A first rate tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the race to the South Pole

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Houghton Mifflin, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
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A vivid account of one of the century's great misadventures--Robert Falcon Scott's doomed British expedition to Antarctica of 1910. 3 maps. Two 8-page inserts.

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Review: A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

really interesting, but it made me hungry and cold. Amazing what these men went through! Read full review

Review: A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole

User Review  - Erin Orchard - Goodreads

I'd heard the story of the death of Scott and the rest of the polar party, but it wasn't until I read the words of Scott himself in the diary he kept that this event in history became not just a fact to me, but a tragedy. Great read! But sad. Read full review

Contents

The Early Heats of the Great Race
9
Ready Aye Ready
28
Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came
41
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Diana Preston, a historian and broadcaster, is the author of the Road to Culloden Moor, a life of Bonnie Prince Charlie. She lives in London, England.

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