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    Scott and Amundsen (CSA Word Recording) (CD-Audio) By (author) Roland Huntford, Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

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    DescriptionAt the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the modern age of exploration. In this brilliant dual biography every detail of the great race to the South Pole during 1911-1912, between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen, is examined and re-assessed. Scott, who died along with four of his men, became Britain's beloved failure, whilst Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was until recently largely forgotten. In this fully revised and meticulously researched work, Roland Huntford gives a fascinating account of the realities which faced both men. He describes the driving ambition of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed individuals who were charged with carrying them out. Tim Pigott-Smith narrates with clarity and style. A distinguished actor, Tim first came to prominence in television's "A Jewel in the Crown". Throughout a successful film, television and theatre career he has always retained a passion for the spoken word.


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    Title
    Scott and Amundsen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Huntford, Read by Tim Pigott-Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 5
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 144 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904605904
    ISBN 10: 1904605907
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, TRV010000, HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC, CHRN/PREWWI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    Ingram Subject Code: KA
    Libri: I-KA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 919.8904092/2
    LC classification: G875.S35 H86 2012
    Thema V1.0: RGR, WTLP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MTS
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Main ed
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    CSA Word
    Publication date
    17 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roland Huntford's book is considered the definitive account of the polar expeditions
    Review quote
    * Fascinating, and a well-chosen narrator. The Oldie