The Last Viking

The Last Viking

The Life of Roald Amundsen

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The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. 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. Renowned for his determination and technical skills, both feared and beloved by his men, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed by technology, commerce, and publicity. F#65533;ted in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by women and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for an inept rival explorer.

Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival material to give Amundsen's life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World , the exciting detail of The Endurance , and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story.
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780306820670
0306820676
Branch Call Number: BIO AMUNDSEN R. Bown 09/2012
Characteristics: xxii, 357 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.

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drobichaud Feb 27, 2015

Font size waaaaay too small to read on iPhone! Even when 3M reader is set to max size. I've never had this problem with any other ebook.

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sheilapenner
Jan 28, 2014

The Author's name, and consequently the Call Number are inaccurate. Should be Brown/919.804 BOW

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