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A true legend
on 15 September 2013
Amundsen's story is truly inspiring. His success - a result of planning, Nordic efficiency, great management, and sheer grit- a fascinating contrast to the glorious polar failures of Edwardian England.
I had high hopes about this biography of the great polar explorer, but I do feel the book lacked depth, especially compared to Roland Huntford's "Shackleton" and Wade Davis' amazing "Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest".
Worth a read all the same, to learn more about the master of the snow.