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Nansen: The Explorer as Hero by Roland…

Nansen: The Explorer as Hero

by Roland Huntford

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Excellent book. A well rounded exploration of Nansen as an explorer and a man. ( )
  tomsk7 | Nov 28, 2006 |
Christ, this book does go on: way too long to be enjoyable, but chock-full of Nansen, to be sure. ( )
  Library_Mole | Oct 24, 2006 |
The original Norwegian polar hero. Inspiration and mentor to Amundsen, ignored by Scott, outlived both of them. Great early career, questionable later career. Fram! ( )
  Mockers | Aug 15, 2006 |
Roland Huntford writes so well, and is so thorough, that these brick-like books are a joy to read.

Nansen was consulted by all the young upstarts keen to freeze off digits in polar regions. ( )
  pouleroulante | Jan 2, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0349114927, Paperback)

Behind the great polar explorers of the early twentieth century—Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott in the South, and Peary in the North—looms the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen, the mentor of them all. He was the father of modern polar exploration, the last act of territorial discovery before the leap into space began. A restless, unquiet Faustian spirit, Nansen was a Renaissance Man born out of his time in Norway. He was an adventurer, an artist and historian, and a diplomat who had dealings with Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin, and played a part in the Versailles Peace Conference.

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