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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Human Side Of Scott, 29 Nov. 2003
RF has done a fine job in sketching Scott's forays into the Antarctic regions, and attempting to detail his motivation and attitude. I think he perhaps swings the balance too far in attempting to restore Scott's reputation, but he does a good job of rubbishing the people who have attacked Scott for their own advancement. Most people who read the book will perhaps realise that the reality probably lives somewhere in the middle ground.
As a descriptive narrative and straightforward good read, the book is magnificent. It's one of these titles that leaves a sense of annoyance when you realise it's nearing the end! I'm going to leave it on the shelf for a few months & then read it again. Excelllent!