Captain Scott, Paperback Book
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott.

This is the first biography of Scott by someone who has experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott lived through; he has suffered all but the final tragedy endured by the much maligned Scott. He is determined to put the record straight. As well as being the definitive biography of Scott, written with the full and exclusive cooperation of the Scott Estate, this book traces the way that Scott's reputation has been attacked and his achievements distorted.'Sir Ranulph Fiennes has done Captain Scott's memory some service...he has certainly written a more dispassionate and balanced account than Huntford ever set out to do.' - Simon Courtauld, Spectator


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages, 32 pp b/w photos
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780340826997



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This is a fascinating and very sad story. This year it´s 100 years since Scott and two of his fellow explorers died on the ice in Antarctis. There is much written about him but Sir Ranulph Fiennes writing gave the story another dimension because Fiennes has been there and has endured much of what Scott did. I liked the book very much. It is well written and easy to read. Fiennes tells Scott´s story, and is quite critical of much that has been told about him. I still don´t feel that I´ve learnt what kind of person he was which make me curious. I think he may have been a very private man.