Scott of the Antarctic

A Life of Courage and Tragedy

By David Crane
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400031412, 578pp.)

Publication Date: November 6, 2007

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Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer's papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before.
In reassessing Scott's life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the" Discovery" expedition of 1901--4 and the "Terra Nova" expedition of 1910--13, but his remarkable scientific achievements and the challenges of his tumultuous private life. Neither foolhardy dilettante, nor the last romantic champion of his age, Scott is presented as a man of indomitable courage and questionable judgment. The result is an absolutely compelling portrait of a complicated hero.

About the Author
David Crane is an author and former economics editor of the "Toronto Star".
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