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The longest winter : Scott's other heroes, Meredith Hooper

Label
The longest winter : Scott's other heroes
Title
The longest winter
Title remainder
Scott's other heroes
Statement of responsibility
Meredith Hooper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scott's Northern Party played an integral role in his iconic last expedition, but how did they survive? Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy which befell Scott.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Hooper, Meredith
Dewey number
  • 919.8904
  • 919.8'9'04
  • 919.8904
  • 919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G874
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition
  • Explorers
  • Travel & holiday
  • General & world history
  • Antarctica
  • c 1900 to c 1909
  • True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
  • Expeditions: popular accounts
  • History of other lands
  • Russia
  • USSR, Soviet Union
  • Antarctica
  • Campbell, Victor
  • Scott, Robert Falcon
  • Travel and Tourism
Summary expansion
Scott's Northern Party played an integral role in his iconic last expedition, but how did they survive? Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy which befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished and the ship had failed to pick them up as planned. Gale-force winds blew, bitter with the cold of approaching winter. Stranded and desperate, the six men of the Northern Party faced disaster. Searching out a snow drift they burrowed inside. Lieutenant Victor Campbell drew a line across the floor in the gloom to establish naval order: three officers on one side, the three seamen on the other. A birthday was celebrated with a carefully hoarded biscuit and they sang hymns every Sunday, so what kept these men going? Circumstances forced them closer together, their roles blurred and a shared sense of reality emerged. This mutual suffering made them indivisible and somehow they made it through the longest winter. To the south, the men waiting at headquarters knew that the Polar Party must be dead and hoped that another six men would not be added to the death toll. Working from expedition diaries, journals and letters written by expedition members, Meredith Hooper tells the intensely human story of Scott's other expedition
Label
The longest winter : Scott's other heroes, Meredith Hooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0008605781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 358 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780719595806
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
The longest winter : Scott's other heroes, Meredith Hooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0008605781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 358 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780719595806
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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