The last great quest jones max. The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice by Max Jones 2019-02-03

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The last great quest : Captain Scott's Antarctic sacrifice / Max Jones

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Jones argues that Scott's death was a pivotal moment in British history, and central to this is his extraordinary journal--the ultimate expression of self-control and heroism in the face of death--which was immensely popular in the years before the war. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scottand his companions. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that shocked the world. Max Jones uses fascinating new evidence and prevously unseen illustrations to take us back to this remarkable moment in modern history, and tells for the first time the full story of The Last Great Quest. In particular, Scott's story helps us to fathom the generation who fought and died in the Great War. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.

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The last great quest : Captain Scott's Antarctic sacrifice / Max Jones

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Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scott and his companions. Jones eschews straight biography or adventure narrative to provide what he sees as a needed cultural context for Scott's voyage and its aftermath.

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The last great quest : Captain Scott's Antarctic sacrifice / Max Jones

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Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. May be without endpapers or title page. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. Five men battled through unimaginably harsh conditions only to find the Norwegian flag had been planted at the Pole just weeks before. The Race to the South Pole; 3. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition.

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Nonfiction Book Review: THE LAST GREAT QUEST: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice by Max Jones, Author . Oxford Univ. $30 (352p) ISBN 978

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Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition. He shows how heroes are made and manipulated by looking at the outpouring of grief at the news of the Scott's death. Older books may show minor flaws. Five men battled through unimaginably harsh conditions only to find the Norwegian flag had been planted at the Pole just weeks before. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that shocked the world.

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Max Jones: Last Great Quest (PDF)

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Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek, starved and frozen to death, only eleven miles from a supply camp. Scott and his team's deaths on the frigid Antarctic expanse as they made the 800-mile journey back to their ship after discovering they'd been beaten to the Pole by Roald Amundsen almost a month earlier has proven rich book fodder over the last 92 years.

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Max Jones: Last Great Quest (PDF)

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Rejecting the stereotypes, Max Jones reveals a complex figure, a product of the passions and preoccupations of an imperial age. The Last Great Quest Author s : Share The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. . Many have told the story of Sir Robert Scott's dramatic and, ultimately, tragic race to the South Pole. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scott and his companions. Max Jones uses fascinating new evidence and prevously unseen illustrations to take us back to this remarkable moment in modern history, and tells for the first time the full story of The Last Great Quest.

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The Last Great Quest by Max Jones

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Older books may show minor flaws. Markings do not interfere with readability. Jones has done some admirable research of primary sources, but he lacks the organizational acuity to make this a convincing book. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Disaster in the Antarctic; 4.

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The Last Great Quest by Max Jones

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On 1 November 1911, a British team set out on the gruelling 800-mile journey across the coldest and highest continent on Earth to travel to the South Pole. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. There may be skips or distortion or product defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Rejecting the stereotypes, Max Jones reveals a complex figure, a product of the passions and preoccupations of an imperial age.

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