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
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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A FIRST RATE TRAGEDY: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole

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An imaginative, sympathetic biography of the famous and ill-fated Antarctic explorer. English biographer Preston, author of a life of Bonnie Prince Charlie (The Road to Culloden Moor, not reviewed ... Read full review


The Early Heats of the Great Race
Ready Aye Ready
Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came

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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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