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EBOOK ã EPUB Scott of the Antarctic ä A Life of Courage and Tragedy FREE Ä GOPROLED ê ✯ [PDF] ❤ Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy By David Crane ✼ – Goproled.co.uk A richly illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott and the firA richly illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott and the first to transcend the myths that have taken root in the story of his lifeSince Scott’s death in 1912 he has been the subject of innumerable books―some declaring him a hero others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool But in all the pages that have been written about him the man behind the legend has been forgotten or distorted beyond all recognition Now with full access to all family papers and to the voluminous diaries and records of key participants in the Antarctic expeditions and with the inclusion in the book of excerpts from Scott’s own letters and diaries David Crane gives us a portrait of the explorer that isnuanced and balanced than any we have had before In reassessing Scott’s life Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on both theDiscovery expedition of 1901–04 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910–13 making clear that although Scott’s dramatic journeys are the most compelling parts of his story they are only part of a larger narrative that includes remarkable scientific achievement and the challenges of a tumultuous private life Scott’s own voice echoes through the pages His descriptions of the monumental landscape of Antarctica and its fatal and icy beauty are breathtaking And his honest heartfelt letters and diaries give the reader an unforgettable account of the challenges he faced both in his personal life and as a superlative leader of men in possibly the world’s harshest environment The result is an absolutely convincing portrait of a complicated hero Excellent

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A richly illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott and the first to transcend the myths that have taken root in the story of his lifeSince Scott’s death in 1912 he has been the subject of innumerable books―some declaring him a hero others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool But in all the pages that have been written about him the man behind the legend has been forgotten or distorted beyond all recognition Now with full access to all family papers and to the voluminous diaries and records of key participants in the Antarctic expeditions and with the inclusion in the book of excerpts from Scott’s own letters and diaries David Crane gives us a portrait of the explorer that isnuanced and balanced than any we have had before In reassessing Scott’s life Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on both theDiscovery expedition of 1901–04 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910–13 making clear that although Scott’s dramatic journeys are the most compelling parts of his story they are only part of a larger narrative that includes remarkable scientific achievement and the challenges of a tumultuous private life Scott’s own voice echoes through the pages His descriptions of the monumental landscape of Antarctica and its fatal and icy beauty are breathtaking And his honest heartfelt letters and diaries give the reader an unforgettable account of the challenges he faced both in his personal life and as a superlative leader of men in possibly the world’s harshest environment The result is an absolutely convincing portrait of a complicated hero An interesting story well written

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Scott of the Antarctic A Life of Courage and TragedyA richly illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott and the first to transcend the myths that have taken root in the story of his lifeSince Scott’s death in 1912 he has been the subject of innumerable books―some declaring him a hero others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool But in all the pages that have been written about him the man behind the legend has been forgotten or distorted beyond all recognition Now with full access to all family papers and to the voluminous diaries and records of key participants in the Antarctic expeditions and with the inclusion in the book of excerpts from Scott’s own letters and diaries David Crane gives us a portrait of the explorer that isnuanced and balanced than any we have had before In reassessing Scott’s life Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on both theDiscovery expedition of 1901–04 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910–13 making clear that although Scott’s dramatic journeys are the most compelling parts of his story they are only part of a larger narrative that includes remarkable scientific achievement and the challenges of a tumultuous private life Scott’s own voice echoes through the pages His descriptions of the monumental landscape of Antarctica and its fatal and icy beauty are breathtaking And his honest heartfelt letters and diaries give the reader an unforgettable account of the challenges he faced both in his personal life and as a superlative leader of men in possibly the world’s harshest environment The result is an absolutely convincing portrait of a complicated hero Having revisited the whole Scott of the Antarctic story by reading a biography of Amundsen followed by rereading Ranulph Fiennes' book and then acuiring the life of Kathleen Scott by her granddaughter I decided to track down another hopefully impartial biography of Scott Excellent and informative though Fiennes' work is it is avowedly partial and very much a rebuttal of the Huntford biography that caused so much stir I wanted the Elspeth Huxley biography mentioned by Fiennes as I admire her work but it was not easy to acuire so went for the David Crane oneI rather like an extremely detailed biography; if I'm deeply into a particular personeratopic I want exhaustive detail no trivia is too small for me So this fitted the bill I also admired the way that Crane really tried very hard to be impartial and I felt he succeeded He did not shrink from discussing the difficult aspects of Scott's character this man was very far from being a simple sailor but he was always balanced His depression and irritability were discussed in relation to his undoubted leadership skills whilst at the same time they served to detract from themSome have said they found the detail about the Royal Navy of the time extraneous and dull I did not but then I confess to bias coming from a Naval family and having been in the Navy myself My own father joined in 1915 via HMS CONWAY He too was from a less than exalted background and his father was in trade His father had done well though and was probably better off than the Scotts Although able to pay the fees at Dartmouth and provide the uniforms etc he was unable to fund a private income for my father and I remember my parents discussing how terribly poor they were when first married not before the age of 25 of course My mother bitterly remembered how they had to have a maid once a week to receive callers on her at home day and how my father's replacement white kid gloves took priority sometimes over actual food They had to submit the address of any accommodation they wished to rent to the Commander and were told they could not take a very nice affordable flat they wanted because it was above a butcher's shop and was therefore not suitable accommodation for a Naval Officer So I could really empathise with Scott and his constant struggle for money plus the upkeep of his mother and some of his sisters My mother's brother an Army Officer also without a private income had to take on the upkeep of his mother and felt unable to marry a woman he wished to because he simply couldn't afford to keep a mother and a wife For men of that time the Royal Navy was not a career it was a way of life So the emphasis and detail on something so integral to Scott's whole outlook and approach was not over stated Whether or not he was entirely suited to a Naval career was discussed the author feeling that he would have been better as an Engineer or scientist given his interest and ability in these topics He was however a successful Naval Officer and worked hard to be so It was very clear that his desire to lead the 1901 expedition was very much to make a name for himself and earn recognition and possibly money His marriage to an interesting and eccentric woman who pushed hard and supported him wholeheartedly was dealt with fairly and in some detailCrane handled his relationships with his fellow expedition members in both expeditions interestingly and sensitively He was very interesting I thought on Bowers but rather less so on the difficult and disloyal tendencies of Oates who he did not discuss at any particular length The importance of his relationship with Dr Wilson and the latter's peacemaking role was also fascinating Well known though the story is I found the whole book riveting although surprised at the seemingly abrupt ending I was reading it on a Kindle I then found the epilogue elements though Interestingly there were no pictures at all I'm grateful to the author for the references to and discussion of A E W Mason's book The Turnstile which is a contemporary's take on Scott I am now reading this avidly