A First Rate Tragedy: Captain Scott's Antarctic Expeditions

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Constable, 1997 - Antarctic regions - 269 pages
The great tragedy that befell the Scott team could have been averted if they could have trudged just 11 more miles. The Norwegian Trygge Gran found their frozen bod ies close to the food depot. Diana Preston''s story recounts the dramatic events. '

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User Review  - jrbeach - LibraryThing

I thought it was a very balanced and unbiased view of Scott's journey to the South Pole. I'm I fan of polar literature, but haven't read anything in a while. It seemed to me this book had more excerpts from diaries and other sources that some of the other books i've read. Read full review

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User Review  - hockeycrew - LibraryThing

Excellent book about the race for the South Pole. Paints a very good picture of the political motivations at the time for the rush to the south pole Read full review


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Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, broadcaster and author of several books. She lives in London.

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