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Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott and the Attainment of the South Pole – Ross D.E. McPhee
Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott and the Attainment of the South Pole was written to accompany the current American Museum of Natural History exhibit, focusing on the historical South Pole race between Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
Authored by the curator of the exhibition, Ross D.E. McPhee, the book is filled with original pictures, clippings and illustrations from both the successful Norwegian expedition and the failed British expedition. McPhee remains unbiased throughout the book, giving equal focus to both teams and providing justification for both good and poor leadership decisions.
Race to the End is beautifully illustrated and well written although, for the first three chapters, as we are introduced to both teams and their members, it does tend to jump around a bit. Even though we know how this story ends, McPhee turns a traditional coffee table book into a read that you will find as engrossing as any thriller.
If you are an Antarctic, adventure or exploration lover, Race to the End is an essential addition to your collection.
Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott and the Attainment of the South Pole, published by Sterling Innovation, is available at Exclusive Books stores around South Africa for R299 (or R227 online).
We have a copy of Race to the End to give away to one lucky reader who can correctly answer the following question:
Which museum is currently hosting the Race to the End exhibition?