Amundsen's way the race to the South Pole
NotesRace to the South Pole
299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
illustrations, 2 maps, portraits.
Contains factoral information and photographs.
Summary: Roald Amundsen -- hero or villain? Amundsen's South Polar conquest is an extraordinary tale which combines risk, intrigue and personal conflict. A man of striking intelligence whose brilliance in planning and anticipating the moves of his opponent propelled him into first place. He was single-minded in his thirst for world records in the most unforgiving environments. Such a man, with everything to lose, will stop at nothing to secure his goal and consequently his story is a testament to utter brilliance and ruthlessness.
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