Scott and Amundsen

  • by Roland Huntford
  • Narrated by Tim Piggott-Smith
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is a brilliant dual biography charting British Robert Scott's and Norwegian Roald Amundsen's race to the South Pole during 1911-12. Huntuford's is the accepted, definitive account of the race and a reassessment of the two men. Thoroughly researched, revealing the adventures and misfortunes that befell them both, he describes the driving ambitions of the era, and the complex, often deeply flawed individuals who were charged with carrying them out.

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What the Critics Say

"Fascinating, and a well-chosen narrator." (The Oldie)

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Debunking a myth

An excellent book that corrects the myth that Scott was an unlucky hero but rather an arrogant, hierarchical, incompetent poor leader who failed to learn any lessons that led to his teams death.
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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2007
  • Publisher: CSA Word