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Antarctic Exploration at it's Best,
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This review is from: Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole (Hardcover)
Many books have been written over the years about Scott and Amundsens race to the pole. Yet, like so many of us who are intrigued by this incredible story you somehow never get tired of reading more. In this particular account, the author has done a nice job of comparing the two explorers as to their crews, preparations, planning, interaction with others and personal thoughts and remembrances. In addition he has included many pictures of personnel and artifacts not seen before. The author also gives some good insight into the personalities of the two men. They were so very different in their thoughts, ideas, preparations and dealings with their men. What has always stood out in the past with me is the great knowledge of Amundsen about arctic travel. Once again, this account shows that that knowledge gave him a great edge over Scott. Yet, the personal insight given by the author into Scotts emotions and final thoughts cannot help but make you admire both men. If you love the story of these two men, I highly recommend this book as I am sure it will give you additional insight into this great adventure.