South With the Sun

South With the Sun

Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

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A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Roal Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen. He was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners. Twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles. Lynne Cox gives listeners a full-scale account of the explorers life and expeditions.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307593405
Branch Call Number: B AMUNDSEN
Characteristics: 291 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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bmetcalf64 Jan 22, 2012

I liked the parts about the explorers and to some degree her swims, following in Amundsen's footsteps. She really needed an editor for the last part, which was rambling, and convoluted. I tried to keep an open mind, but closed the book before the last two chapters. I wanted more about the explorers and less Lynne Cox's long explanations on how many people she had to talk to to get permission to go to Antarctica.

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Oct 28, 2011

What a disappointment! From the subtitle, I anticipated an Amundsen career biography. Instead, rhe first 83 pages are largely concerned with the author's exploits and recitation of many details about her plans to follow Amundsen's Northwest Passage voyage. Perhaps she will get around to Amundsen later. If so, I will not stay to read it.

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