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Sad to see so many glowing reviews of this book. Depressing to realize how readily misinformation is accepted as fact with the reviewers thoughtlessly indulging in the spread of... Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Moto Ryder
This is an amazing book about an amazing thing. In 1911, the South Pole was the last undiscovered place on Earth. Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by Rune Rindel Hansen
You wouldn't think that a bunch of guys running around in the ice and snow would be such a compelling read, but this is the book that started my fascination with the Polar... Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by SML
A good read but.....was it. Factual? Accurate? Balanced?
Wouldn't you expect those basic three elements in a story told? Read more
... So, how did Scott prepare throughout the long winter preceding the polar expedition? By staging amateur theatrics, to keep the men from getting bored, or worse. Read morePublished on November 18, 2005 by New Zealander
The best thing about writing a book about a long-dead character is that they can't fight back. Roland Huntford is a professional journalist of the worst kind who literally uses... Read morePublished on April 20, 2005 by Carl R. Mousley
"Captain Scott" by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the man described by the Guiness Book of Records as "the world's greatest living explorer". Read morePublished on June 28, 2004 by F. P. John
An excellent book. Being English I was raised on the myths surrounding Scott. This book exposed his shortcomings as an explorer and planner of an expedition. Read morePublished on January 12, 2000 by Neoc
An excellent book. Being English I was raised on the myths surrounding Scott. This book exposed his shortcomings as an explorer and planner of an expedition. Read morePublished on January 12, 2000