Captain Scott

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Coronet, 2004 - Antarctica - 508 pages
25 Reviews

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott. This is the first biography of Scott by someone who has experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott lived through; he has suffered all but the final tragedy endured by the much maligned Scott. He is determined to put the record straight.

As well as being the definitive biography of Scott, written with the full and exclusive cooperation of the Scott Estate, this book traces the way that Scott's reputation has been attacked and his achievements distorted.

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User Review  - Jim Clearman - Goodreads

Wonderful read, the real world knowledge of Antarctic conditions and expedition leadership that the author possesses is the foundation of this books veracity. Well researched, thoughtfully arranged ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Very well researched book. Whilst it is clear that the book aims to redress some of the Scott debunker books of the 1970's, it is done in an objective and honest way. Written with a clear ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles (by surface travel) and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for 'human endeavour and charitable services,' because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over 5 million for charity.

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