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Scott of the Antarctic: A Biographyby David Crane
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A compelling narrative drive. . . . It's all here: Scott and his party lost on the featureless Antarctic plateau; Scott falling into a crater; frostbite, snow blindness, the unimaginable cold.
Masterly. . . engrossing. . . . The most balanced biography of Scott] yet. . . . Crane's stylish prose is a sheer pleasure.
--The New York Times Book Review
A volume of its own epic proportions, using a historian's depth and research perspective, leaving few stones unturned in pursuit of painting a thorough picture of the times and the intrigue and pressures of mounting such ventures. --The Providence Journal
Exhaustive. . . . Crane] finds in Scott not a hapless adventurer but a hero for our times.--Men's Vogue
From the Trade Paperback edition.
An illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott draws on the explorer's own diaries and letters, as well as firsthand observations by participants in the Antarctic expeditions, to reassess Scott's life and scientific contributions, provide fresh perspectives on his journeys, and examine the challenges he faced in his personal life. Reprint.
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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