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Scott's Men

Thomson, David

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ISBN 10: 0713910348 / ISBN 13: 9780713910346
Editorial: Allen Lane, London, 1977
Condición: VG+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Most literature relating to R F Scott's Antarctic explorations of the early 1900s have concentrated on those people closest to the leader, particularly those who died with him on their ill-fated polar trek. While these figures remain prominant in Thomson's account, he has undertaken a collective biography of other team members, including those in the background in England, the patrons and organisers. His innovative study reveals much that is new regarding the character of the expedition members he examines closely. A different and interesting approach to a topic that has attracted the attention of numerous writers and historians. 331 pages including sources, acknowledgements and index, 28 b/w photos centrally collated, map. Blue hard covers with silver spine titlesVG+ with trace fade lower edges, small erasure mark top left front pastedown, text block otherwise excellent, no inscriptions. Pictorial, unclipped, DJ is VG+. N° de ref. de la librería 003409

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Título: Scott's Men

Editorial: Allen Lane, London

Año de publicación: 1977

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Photos, Map

Condición del libro:VG+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: VG+

Edición: 1st

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Between the middle of January and the end of March 1912 five men died in the attempt to return from the South Pole to their base on the edge of Antarctica. Their leader, the last to die and the man whose diary described their agonies was Robert Falcon Scott. The expedition had been beaten to the Pole by a band of racing Norwegians, led by Roald Amundsen. The bodies of the last three to die were found seven months later and, ever since, Scott's men have been British heroes. It is that legend, as much as their ordeal that is the subject of this book. Scott's men and the supporting characters, Amundsen and Shackleton, his rivals; Clement Markham, his discoverer; his wife Kathleen—give a fascinating picture of English society before the First World War. The story of the drama becomes also an illustration of human and social character. And, to the extent that Scott is legendary in England, the book tells something about the English and their attitude to duty. "When Thomson writes a book, it is time for celebration."—Booklist " "Thomson is an expert: an expert storyteller, critic, thinker, investigator and observer of the all-too-human landscape."—Steven Bach

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