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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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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