Scott of the Antarctic: A Biography

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 10, 2008 - History - 608 pages
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Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer’s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before.

In reassessing Scott’s life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901—4 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910—13, but his remarkable scientific achievements and the challenges of his tumultuous private life. Neither foolhardy dilettante, nor the last romantic champion of his age, Scott is presented as a man of indomitable courage and questionable judgment. The result is an absolutely compelling portrait of a complicated hero.

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The Pull of the South
Of Lions and Lionesses
Marking Time
Making Ready
South Again
Return to the Ice

Eight Into the Ice
Harsh Lessons
Antarctic Night
Man Proposeth God Disposeth
The Southern Journey
A Second Winter
Last Season
A Long Wait
Escape from the Ice
The Barrier
Without Priority
Ars Moriendi
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David Crane read history and English at Oxford University before becoming a lecturer at universities in Holland, Japan, and Africa. He lives in northwest Scotland.

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