A First Rate Tragedy


This is a analysis of the race to the pole, not as comprehensive as Huntford's work. It does make a good job of convincing the reader that Scott, while not the perfect character, did have determination and strength beyond that of the common man. He becomes a far greater hero dead than if he survived. This book does a good job of telling one of the greatest stories ever told - but it does not say anything new. Published in 1997 by Constable.