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Scott suffered the same way explorers before him suffered: due to lack of food, lack of water, lack of fuel , unfamiliarity with the environment, hauling heavy wet tents around,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ivan Serov
Diana Preston is one of my favorite non-fiction writers. Before the Fallout - From Marie Curie to Hiroshima - was just fascinating. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Coriander
This tale of adventure and woe is well written. A real page turner. I could not put it down. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a sense of what the Antarctic explorers went... Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by James G Hathcoat
The entire thesis of the book is that Scott's fate was a darn good attempt, despite the result. Unfortunately, Ms. Preston's arguments fall flat. Read morePublished on December 31, 2005 by Yums
Diana Preston was written a concise, good book about Robert Falcon Scott who led a 1910-1913 expedition that reached the South Pole. Read morePublished on February 14, 2005 by Smallchief
Books on North Polar exploration seem to take a pro-Peary or pro-Cook slant. Even the National Geographic Society pushes Peary's claim, because it also helped fund his expedition. Read morePublished on January 21, 2003
Please read other works of Antarctic exploration before you read this book of fiction promoted as a work of historical research. Read morePublished on November 21, 2001 by funkycamper
Actually, after having read a great number of books about Shackleton, Amundsen and Captain Scott, including the very revealing ' The Last Place On Earth' by R. Read morePublished on April 3, 2001 by negativtoo
If this book were to be rated on amount of effort and research put into it, then 5 stars would surely be forthcoming from all quarters. Read morePublished on March 31, 2001