The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912by Roald E. Amundsen, Roland Huntford (Introduction), Fridtjof Nansen (Foreword by)
Roald Amundsen records his race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's expertise enabled him to succeed where his predecessors, and competitors, did not. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not only failed to reach the Pole first, butdue to poor preparation and miscalculationdied with the rest of his party on their return trip. The South Pole remains one of the greatest and most important books on polar exploration.
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Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was the first to sail through the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and the first to fly a dirigible over the North Pole.
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Fabulous book. A bit too detailed at times, but very informative for an interested reader. This original volumes for this book were written by Amundsen shortly after his trip. The outdated prose is a joy to read, but the treatment of the dogs seems harsh today. Quite a long story, but worth the effort. Honestly written, with the exception of Amundsen's explanation of the veil of secrecy prior to departure for the South Pole.
Historicly correct and interesting. Must read.