The Last Place on Earth (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Last Place on Earth The definitive account of the contest between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Raoul Amundsen for the most coveted prize in the age of modern exploration: Antarctica. "One of the great debunking biographies."--"The New York Times Book Review."
- Published: 07 September 1999
- Format: Paperback 576 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375754746 ISBN 10: 0375754741
- Sales rank: 171,726
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Full description for The Last Place on Earth
In this gripping dual biography, Huntford reexamines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Raoul Amundsen. Scott, who died along with four of his men only 11 miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely forgotten. A brilliant and highly readable history which captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed, men who were charged with carrying them out.