South with the Sun

Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery. Knopf. Sept. 2011. 320p. ISBN 9780307593405. $26; eISBN 9780307700490.
Legendary long-distance swimmer Cox reports that reading a biography of Roald Amundsen as a child fueled her dream of open-water swimming; in her best-selling Swimming to Antarctica, she saw herself following in his footsteps, so to speak. This biography is published to coincide with the centenary of Amundsen's reaching the South Pole. Most books covering Amundsen focus on his race to the pole against Robert Scott, so this full-scale approach is refreshing and should be good. With a ten-city tour.
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