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by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
For the last century, historians have wrestled with how to understand Robert Falcon Scott's disastrous expedition to the South Pole in 1910-1912. Many argue that the British explorer's lack of preparation and experience doomed the majority of his men to a frigid death. But one of the surviving crew members, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, sought to redeem his captain in this account of their harrowing journey into the frozen wasteland. Scott appears here to be a brave and compassionate man who thought only of his men and the family he would leave fatherless. A gripping true story that lays bare both heroic ambitions and their terrible price.
Worst Journey in the World is on Ian Marchant's top ten list of books of the night and the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on winter.