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A First Rate Tragedy Reading A First Rate Tragedy By Diana Preston Bystricepodhostynem.eu On November 12, 1912, A Rescue Team Trekking Across Antarctica S Great Ice Barrier Finally Found What They Sought The Snow Covered Tent Of The British Explorer Robert Falcon Scott Inside, They Made A Grim Discovery Scott S Frozen Body Lay Between Those Of Two Fellow Explorers They Had Died Just Eleven Miles From The Depot Of Supplies That Might Have Saved Them The R


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10 thoughts on “A First Rate Tragedy

  1. says:

    I read The Terror first which lead to no I take that back, first was The Birthday Boys which was about Scott s failed last trip, but was a novelization of the event so I didn t understand some of the references Then I read The Terror which is a SCARY novel written about Franklin s failed expedition to the North Pole Now we come to First Rate Tragedy in which Ms Preston lays out the voyage and overland trip to the South Pole and then dissects why thi...


  2. says:

    Robert Falcon Scott was an arrogant imbecile, but I still wish he d beaten Admundsen to the pole For those who don t know the story spoiler alert Scott prepares badly and arrives late, finding the Norwegian flag already flying at the world s southernmost point He turns around dejected and exhausted, makes a series of godaw...


  3. says:

    This was my first book on Antarctica exploration and it did a great job of fascinating me and capturing my interest for the subject.I think I will go on to read at least Amundsen s account as well And maybe Shakleton, too However, I may read the original diaries to give me a less preinterpreted account.It s difficult not to judge Scott from a modern perspective evendifficult not to judge him against Amundsen or to understand the heroism he has earnt But considering the times he lived This was my first book on Antarctica exploration and it did a great job of fascinating me and capturing my interest for the subject.I think I will go on to read at least Amundsen s account as well And maybe Shakleton, too However, I may read the original diaries to give me a less preinterpreted account.It s difficult not to judge Scott from a modern perspective evendifficult not to judge him against Amundsen or to understand the heroism he has earnt But considering the times he lived in and society makes for extremly interesting reflection It is highly important to contextuzalise his character and understand his pressure in order to have an accurate understanding of why he acts the way he does This, t...


  4. says:

    This is a fine biography of Scott, in which Diane Preston has both ably outlined the events of his life and provided some insightful and balanced analysis One helpful question that she poses is why was Scott s expedition and death greeted with such enthusiasm and rapture in Britain, and why has it exhibited such an enduring power on the popular imagination She outlines several reasons One relates to the contemporary fear that the British had become decadent, in the face of which Scotts Antarct This is a fine biography of Scott, in which Diane Preston has both ably outlined the events of his life and provided some insightful and balanced analysis One helpful question that she poses is why was Scott s expedition and death greeted with such enthusiasm and rapture in Britain, and why has it exhibited such an enduring power on the popular imagination She outlines several reasons One relates to the contemporary fear that the British had become decadent, in the face of which Scotts Antarctic odyssey was seen as reassuring It was brave and daring to venture into the unknown continent where British men could prove that the old values of courage in adversity, cheerfulness, persistence, loyalty and self sacrifice had not died Scott s letters and diaries were greeted with deep emotion because they showed that he and his comrades had held true to these ideal...


  5. says:

    I ve read lots of books on the subject of my beloved Captain Scott, but I m not certain if I ve read any that so cautiously examined the Edwardian sensibilities of the time period The main goal of this book is to counter at least some of the negativity thrown so violently at the captain during the 70s and 80s started by Huntford , viewing the expedition through its proper and fair historical lens It doesn t shy away from the fact that the men weren t angels They were of an entirely differ I ve read lots of books on the subject of my beloved Captain Scott, but I m not certain if I ve read any that so cautiously examined the Edwardian sensibilities of the time period The main goal of this book is to counter at least some of the negativity thrown so violently at the captain during the 70s and 80s started by Huntford , viewing the expedition through its proper and fair historical lens It doesn t shy away from the fact that the men weren t angels They were of an entirely different age Trying to ascribe modern sensibilities and hindsight to their tragedy and mistakes is so easy, but distracts from reality As any book on the topic does, the last chapter tries to understand why it happened, and why it happe...


  6. says:

    Detailed and readable account of Robert Falcon Scott and his doomed journey I walked away with what I feel to be a well rounded picture of who Scott was and the pressures and ideals of the time period This book encapsulates Antarctic exploration at the turn of the century with grace and dignity I read this at the same time as Endurance, the tale of Shackleton s ill fated Trans Antarctic Exploration, and I still thirst forAntarctic adventu...


  7. says:

    Never was a bookaptly named than this one The tale of Robert Falcon Scott s failed attempt to reach the South Pole or rather, his failed attempt to get back is a tragedy of downright Greek proportions I really liked how the book got into the personalities of the main players and also covered the first expedition to the Pole, setting the stage for the later attempt Scott is described in all his shades of grey On the one hand I kept facepalming at his decisions let s manhaul the s Never was a bookaptly named than this one The tale of Robert Falcon Scott s failed attempt to reach the South Pole or rather, his failed attempt to get back is a tragedy of downright Greek proportions I really liked how the book got into the personalities of the main players...


  8. says:

    I was not very familiar with Robert Falcon Scott s story and the race to the South Pole before reading this book I ve got to say, I admire his gusto in wanting to explore unknown territory in the harshest climate possible While I appreciated the journal entries used throughout the book to convey first person accounts, overall I felt the book read too much like a compilation of journal entries I didn t feel as though I could truly get in to the book until probably 2 3 of the way in to it Pres I was not very familiar with Robert Falcon Scott s story and the race to the South Pole before reading this book I ve got to say, I admire his gusto in wanting to explore unknown territory in the harshest climate possible While I appreciated the journal entries used throughout the book to convey first person accounts, overall I felt the book read too much like a compilation of journal entries I didn t feel as though I could truly get in to the book until probably 2 3 of ...


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I learned that trudging across Antarctica back in the early 20th century with a party comprised of stubborn, moody, ill prepared British men isn t condusive towell, to staying alive Without modern technology, it just isn t going to work The downside to early tundra travel was that one tended to die in a particularly horrific way falling into a glacial fissure, starvation, gangrene, respretory failure, exhaustion hypothermia was far and away the least terrible egress from this mortal coi I learned that trudging across Antarctica back in the early 20th century with a party comprised of stubborn, moody, ill prepared British men isn t condusive towell, to staying alive Without modern technology, it just isn t going to work The downside to early tundra travel was that one tended to die in a particularly horrific way falling into a glacial fissure, starvation, gangrene, respretory failure, exhaustion hy...


  10. says:

    Although the author seems to be trying to portray Scott in an heroic light, it seems to me that Scott royally screwed up and that his legacy as a hero in Britain rests on the fact that he died trying to accomplish his goal and was beaten by a foreigner a kind of negative heroism He was unprepared, made some ridiculous choices, wouldn t admit mistakes and was just generally stubborn, all of which led to his and four of his teams deaths Where s the heroism An interesting history, but hardly an Although the author seems to be trying to portray Scott in an heroic light, it seems to me that Scott royally screwed up and that his legacy as a hero in Britain rests on the fact that he died trying to accomplish his goal and was beaten by a foreigner a kind of negative heroism He was unprepared, made some ridiculous choices, wouldn t admit mistakes and wa...


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