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The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) by Stephen R. Bown


The Ultimate Viking unravels the life of the person who stands head and shoulders exceptionally individuals who raced to map the ultimate corners of the arena. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries—the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole—remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Favourite for his choice and technical talents, each feared and liked by his males, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed through know-how, commerce, and publicity. Féted in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by ladies and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for a clumsy rival explorer.

Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival subject material to offer Amundsen’s life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s The Worst Experience within the World, the exciting element of The Endurance, and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is each an exciting literary biography and a cracking excellent story.

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Writer: Stephen R. Bown Writer: Da Capo Press Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 384

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