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The Resource The Last Viking

The Last Viking

Label
The Last Viking
Title
The Last Viking
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Bown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries—the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole—remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Renowned for his determination and technical skills, both feared and beloved by his men, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed by technology, commerce, and publicity. Féted in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by women and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for an inept rival explorer.Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival material to give Amundsen’s life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s The Worst Journey in the World, the exciting detail of The Endurance, and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story
Summary
A biography of Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who was the first person to sail the Northwest Passage, the first to reach the South Pole, and possibly the first to set a flag on the North Pole.
Biography type
individual biography
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10151944
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bown, Stephen R
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • 920
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the life of Roald Amundsen
Label
The Last Viking
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:924af1df-5d79-4d03-9d1e-7d9906a319f1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780306821622
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Viking
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:924af1df-5d79-4d03-9d1e-7d9906a319f1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780306821622
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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