The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival

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St. Martin's Press, 1998 - History - 438 pages
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The Home of the Blizzard is a tale of discovery and adventure in the Antarctic -- of pioneering deeds, great courage, heart-stopping rescues, and heroic perseverance. This is Sir Douglas Mawson's firsthand account of his years spent in sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds. At the heart of the story is Mawson's epic sledge journey from 1912-1913, during which his companions both perished. This book was out-of-print until St. Martin's reissued the hardcover with over ninety original photographs and a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the person thought to be the world's greatest living explorer.

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Douglas Mawson's "The Home of the Blizzard" is a very comprehensive account of his two years exploring Antarctica. It is really a terrific description of the trials and hardships, including an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen Dewey (Robertson - Goodreads

Went to a lecture at the Boise Public Library called "Worst Journeys: Fifty Plus Epic, Harrowing, Real Life Tales." There are a lot of books on the list they handed out, but I will only list here the ones that the speaker made special note of. This one is Douglas Mawson own tale of survival. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Sir Douglas Mawson was an Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer born in 1882. In 1909, he was among the first party to reach the Magnetic South Pole as a member of Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition. He manned his own expedition to Antarctica in 1911. He died in 1958 and was given a state funeral in Australia, where he was a national hero.

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