The Last Viking

The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world.

The Last Viking

The Last Viking

The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries—the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole—remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Renowned for his determination and technical skills, both feared and beloved by his men, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed by technology, commerce, and publicity. Féted in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by women and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for an inept rival explorer. Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival material to give Amundsen's life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World, the exciting detail of The Endurance, and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story.

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The Last Viking
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Stephen R. Bown
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-22 - Publisher: Da Capo Press

The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries—the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole—remained blank spots on the
The Last Viking
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Don Hollway
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'The Last Viking is a masterful and pulse-pounding narrative that transports the reader into the middle of the action.' Carl Gnam, Military Heritage Harald Sigurdsson burst into history as a teenaged youth in a Viking battle from which he escaped with little more than his life and a thirst for
The Last Viking
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Norman Jorgensen
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07 - Publisher:

Josh is a timid boy until his grandpa gives him a book about Vikings and he imagines himself as Knut, fearless Viking raider.
The Last Viking Trilogy
Language: en
Pages: 818
Authors: Poul Anderson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-13 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The complete trilogy in one volume: An epic saga by an award-winning author about the daring life of the fierce Norse warrior-king Harald Hardrede. Harald Hardrede, last and greatest of the Norse kings, matures from an uncrowned young man hungry for battle to a ruler with dreams of expansion he
The Last Viking
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Terry Deary
Categories: Children's stories
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

The Viking invaders have arrived to make Emma and her fellow villagers slaves Will they be able to outwit the raiders and escape? This book features a gripping narrative with stacks of fun facts, aimed at reluctant readers. Illustrations appear on almost every page.

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