- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Pimlico; 1st ed. edition (7 Nov. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0712679952
- ISBN-13: 978-0712679954
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 580,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hell with a Capital H - an Epic Story of Antarctic Survival Paperback – 7 Nov 2002
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"Hell with a Capital H is a wonderful book and the result of painstaking research. Katherine Lambert has produced a well-balanced analysis of Scott and of many of his expediiton team. The main focus of her gripping story centres on the horrendous tribulations of the isolated Northern Party. Better than any of the many Scott biographies I have read, this book brings out the real characters of the participants and the interplay between them as they dally in their icy and all but fatal Hell." (Ranulph Fiennes)
A Pimlico Original which tells for the first time a breathtaking story of Antarctic survival and of the man who made it possible.See all Product Description
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It gets off to a bad start with the unjustified branding of Cherry-Garrard as a "prime example" of one of "life's suckers", ostensibly because he was willing to muck in and get his hands dirty. There are repeated references to "Shackleton's hut" at Hut Point (the `Discovery hut' might be a more apt term). The book suggests that Bowers was "in his thirties" (he wasn't)... most troubling of all is the revelation that Oates' body was found (it wasn't).... So are we to believe what we read about the hitherto somewhat overshadowed `Northern Party'? It could well be that the answer to this question is 'yes' because the author has clearly approached her 'core subject' with gusto and understanding. It's a real shame that she was so casual when dealing with basic facts about the rest of the expedition.
The narrative is very clear and when the author has made her own conclusions this is made clear.