The Longest Winter

The Longest Winter

The Incredible Survival of Captain Scott's Lost Party

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the survival story of the six-member scientific expedition that accompanied the doomed South Pole exploration team led by Captain Scott, drawing on the unpublished journals of Dr. Murray Levick to document their harrowing seven-month struggle with sub-zero temperatures, starvation, dysentery, and mental breakdowns before embarking on a thirty-seven-day escape. 12,000 first printing.

Book News
Lambert (a former editor of Expedition, the magazine of the World Expeditionary Association) narrates the story of a six-man expedition team separated from the ill-fated Robert Falcon Scott exploration of the South Pole and forced to survive seven months stranded in Antarctica before attempting a 37-day journey back to the base camp. Lambert recreates the story from the detailed diaries of the expedition, relying particularly on the account of naval surgeon Murray Levick, who emerges from the pages "as an unsung hero of the heroic age of polar exploration." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781588341952
Branch Call Number: 919.8 LA
Characteristics: xix, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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