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Without a doubt, Amundsen is a giant among polar explorers, having lead the first open-sea voyage of the Northwest Passage and, several years later, the first successful expedition to the South Pole ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

It's interesting to compare this account with Apsley Cherry-Garrard's story of the Scott expedition. They were both racing for the south pole but Amundsen relied on very careful preparation and an ... Read full review

The South Pole: an account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912

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This adventure harks back to the days when men were men--even in mittens! Captain Amundsen was the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole, on December 14, 1911. His account was ... Read full review

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Nice book to read, even if some parts of the journey at times are a bit monotonous. Heard for free as audiobook on

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no one dies on his watch, and yet Scott is the hero?? quoi?! Read full review

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