The Longest Winter: The Incredible Survival of Captain Scott's Lost Party

By: Lambert, Katherine

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Lost to history until now, The Longest Winter is not only one of the greatest unknown survival stories to come out of the heroic age of polar exploration, it's easily one of the greatest survival stories ever. In addition to the doomed team Scott was leading back from the South Pole in 1912, there was a six-member scientific expedition stranded several hundred miles to the north. The men endured almost seven months in one of the harshest climates on earth, living in an igloo dug out of a snowdrift. What makes their story uniquely compelling is that it is primarily based on the unpublished diaries of the members, particularly the man who came to be the hero of the party, Dr. Murray Levick. His day-to-day entries offer a rare glimpse into the psychology of a group of relative strangers who must depend on each other for survival while suffering through subzero weather, starvation, dysentery, and mental breakdowns. They finally embarked on a grueling 37-day, 230-mile journey to an unknown end; yet all six men survived--to a large degree because of Dr. Levick--only to learn the terrible fate of the polar party.

Title: The Longest Winter: The Incredible Survival of Captain Scott's Lost Party

Author/Composer: Lambert, Katherine

Categories: Biography/Memoir,

Publisher: Smithsonian Books: 2004-09-17

ISBN Number: 158834195X

ISBN Number 13: 9781588341952

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 001719

Description: Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Very minor cover wear and outer soil. Black marker line across bottom outer page edges. Dustjacket appears new. Hardcover book with dustjacket copy of The Longest Winter: The Incredible Survival of Captain Scott's Lost Party by Katherine Lambert. Introduction by Peter King. Originally published as Hell with a Capital H in Great Britain by Pimlico, 2002. Includes bibliographical references and index. Map. Washington: Smithsonian Books, 2004. Manufactured in the United States of America. xix, 236 pages. 6.25 x 9.25 inches, 24 cm. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Nonfiction Books Biography, Robert Falcon Scott, Antarctica Discovery and Exploration, South Pole British Exploration,