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The Last Viking: The Extraordinary Life of Roald Amundsen Hardcover – 20 Sep 2012

4.7 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (20 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845138449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845138448
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.6 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A fascinating look into the life of the Norwegian explorer who approached his perilous goals as gruelling mental and physical challenges that he carried out with military-style precision. . . . Amundsen comes to life once again to ignite the spirit of exploration in all of us.'

(San Antonio Express)

Stephen Brown celebrates this pioneering explorere and redresses the balance of an enigmatic man who was a footnote to another story for far too long

(Wanderlust)

Overall this is a well-researched volume and a jolly good read

(Wall Street Journal)

‘Fascinating biography. As a depiction of an explorer’s life however, it is intelligent and often thrilling. Perhaps it is time for the British to jettison their pique, and learn to admire this complex and deeply modern figure.’

(James McConnachie Sunday Times)

'Mr. Bown has produced a solid, entertaining account of Amundsen's adventures, through which he scrolls with pleasing attention to detail. This is a real "Boy's Own" narrative, one that conjures the rasp of hickory ski on thin ice, the patter of a hundred dogs, and the whiff of tobacco after a long day on the trail.'

(Sara Wheeler, author of The Magnetic North: Notes From the Arctic Circle)

This work is a lovingly written tribute to one of humankind's greatest thrillseekers

(We Love This Book)

'The work is sharp-eyed, thorough and convincing, and constitutes a significant addition to the Arctic canon.'

(Globe and Mail)

'Stephen Bown delivers an intensely researched, thoroughly enjoyable life of one history’s best explorers.A superb biography of a fiercely driven explorer who traveled across the last inaccessible areas on earth before technical advances made the journey much easier.'

(Kirkus Review)

'An enjoyable and informative biography'

(Booklist)

'Captivating...Bown makes a compelling case that Amundsen deserves renewed recognition for his outstanding achievements.'

(Publishing Weekly)

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The first full biography in many years of the greatest polar explorer of all time: the conqueror of both the South and North poles as well as the Northwest and the Northeast passages. --This text refers to the Digital Download edition.

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