Only the writings of T.E. Lawrence, Sir Richard Burton, and Ernest Shackleton rank with this harrowing memoir by Cherry-Garrard, who accompanied Robert Falcon Scott to the Antarctic on the explorer's doomed quest for the Pole and who was in the party that ultimately discovered Scott's frozen body. This classic of exploration and adventure also ...
Only the writings of T.E. Lawrence, Sir Richard Burton, and Ernest Shackleton rank with this harrowing memoir by Cherry-Garrard, who accompanied Robert Falcon Scott to the Antarctic on the explorer's doomed quest for the Pole and who was in the party that ultimately discovered Scott's frozen body. This classic of exploration and adventure also includes the original Introduction by the author.
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This book has far more information on this expedition Than I have seen in any other book. Very readable. Lots of first hand anecdotes and dramas from one who was there.
Jan 10, 2008
In a Class of Its Own
There is simply no better, true, story about what it means to explore. This is humanity at its best, challenged by inhuman conditions. And Cherry-Garrard is nothing less than the Boswell that this inspiring endeavor merited. His book makes real the words he applied to the meaning of the expedition:
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
Apr 10, 2007
Best Worst Ever
If you are into adventure liturature, this book is for you. The Scott expedition was not a failure as some would believe simply because they didn't reach the South Pole first. Cherry-Garrard details the exploration and gathering of scientific knowledge that was done by the expedition in addition to the try to be the first at the pole. A wonderful book and a wonderful read for those that like expedition literature.
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