THE RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE by William Bixby
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THE RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE

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Of the men who attempted to reach the South Pole in the early twentieth century, the name Amundsen is most famous because he was the first to accomplish the goal. But steadfast courage and the ability to endure untold hardship were not the qualities of his party alone, borne out by the combined and separate attempts of Scott and Shackleton, and the heartbreaking tragedy of Scott's final expedition. Capturing our interest from the beginning with liberal extracts from diaries and logs is a detailed account of the four expeditions to the Pole. How these stalwarts maintained their equilibrium and survived in the face of disease, and hunger, and the forces of their forbidding environment provides us with insight into the potential of man's endurance.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1961
Publisher: Longmans, Green