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Svenskarna kännetecknas enligt Huntford av stark tro på miljön istället för arvet och av tron på materialistiska värderingar före allt annat.
En annan rubrik - ”Byråkrati och consensus” - sammanfattar Huntfords teser om svensk politisk kultur och politisk mentalitet.
Det vore för mycket begärt att i en akademisk uppsats som denna förvänta sig ett fullödigt svar på frågan ”Hade Huntford rätt?” Det har dock lyckats Ann Nordberg att belysa frågeställningen utifrån en rad viktiga aspekter och samtidigt lyfta fram intressanta och tänkvärda fakta.
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 Het Laatste Continent - Literatuur - Roland Huntford: The last place on earth
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the modern age of exploration.
In this brilliant dual biography, Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen.
Gripping and highly readable, The Last Place on Earth captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who were charged with carrying them out.
www.hetlaatstecontinent.be /boeken/huntford_last_place_earth.html   (131 words)

  Amazon.ca: Shackleton: Books: Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roland Huntford's biography presents a balanced and lively portrait of a man who was, depending on which of his contemporaries you asked, a national hero or a contemptible rogue.
Huntford, author of Scott and Amundsen (basis of the recent PBS series The Last Place on Earth), has written a superb account of heroic adventure, of ineptitude and disappointment.
Huntford delves interestingly and deeply into the rivalries of the explorers of the day and into the fascinating personalities of the men who went with Shackleton.
www.amazon.ca /Shackleton-Roland-Huntford/dp/068911429X   (1622 words)

 New Nansen biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roland Huntford has produced the first full-scale biography of Fridtjof Nansen.
Huntford portrays Nansen as a moody, restless and "strangely unfulfilled" man. This image of our true Viking may come as a surprise, but the author makes it very credible by extensively quoting from correspondence and various diaries.
Unfortunately, Huntford is a little bit too fond of sweeping generalizations like "Norwegians are generally slow to anger and accustomed to isolation,..." (page 206).
www.xs4all.nl /~pal/huntford.htm   (179 words)

 The South Pole by Roald E. Amundsen, Roland Huntford, Captain Roald Amundsen Cooper Square Press - Bar Brews Gift Shop
Amundsen was apparently a modest man, and it falls to Roland Huntford in an introduction to draw the obvious comparison with the catastrophic failure of the Scott expedition.
In the Foreword, Roland Huntford describes Amundsen's narrative as "all that Scott's is not".
Roland Huntford in his excellent books "The Last Place on Earth" and "Shackleton" helped to debunk the myth of the glorious failure (Scott the Martyr) as an example to follow.
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 Amazon.ca: The Last Place on Earth: Books: Roland Huntford,Paul Theroux   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huntford's is one of the first books to elevate Amundsen to his real and deserved status.
Roland Huntford's account of this neck-and-neck race through the Antarctic stands out from others in that it gives a complete picture of both British and Norwegian teams, the men leading them, the men following, and the political, nationalistic, scientific, & emotional motives driving both expeditions.
Huntford weaves a gripping tale of how Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott planned their separate expeditions, laid in supplies, navigated and finally reached the holy grail of 90° South.
www.amazon.ca /Last-Place-Earth-Roland-Huntford/dp/0375754741   (2569 words)

 The Last Place On Earth (modern Library Exploration) Summary
Biographer Ronald Huntford''s attempt to restore Amundsen to glory, first published in 1979 under the title Scott and Amundsen, has been thawed as part of the Modern Library Exploration series, captained by Jon Krakauer (of Into Thin Air fame).
Amundsen in Huntford''s view is the "last great Viking" and Scott his bungling opposite: "stupid...
Huntford''s bias aside, it''s clear that both Scott and Amundsen were valiant and deeply flawed.
www.shvoong.com /f/books/98810-place-earth-modern-library-exploration   (379 words)

 Nansen - Roland Huntford
Nansen: The Explorer as Hero, by Roland Huntford, rightly concentrates on two expeditions — across the Greenland ice cap and among the Arctic pack ice — which are worthy of any Heroic Age as well as of our own.
Huntford brings out the careful technique and operations of these expeditions, all the parts: on foot, skiing, dog-sledge, kayak, and ship.
One of the great, simple, competent strengths of Fridtjof Nansen, as of Amundsen and Shackleton but unlike many other explorers, is that he brought his team members through truly awful cold; despite privation and near-starvation; in entire isolation beyond reach and communication — he brought them back alive.
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 Amazon.fr : Nansen: The Explorer as Hero: Livres en anglais: Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The index for Roland Huntford's biography of polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen lists the following subcategories under Nansen's name: "academic career," "skiing pioneer," "explorer and innovator in polar equipment," "pioneering oceanographer," "Norwegian statesman," and "women: attractiveness to." Not a bad summary of Nansen's life, really.
Huntford's prose is frigid at times, but frequent quotations from Nansen's own letters, journals, and published works allow Nansen's voice--and his remarkable life--to shine through.
...a great virtue of Huntford's extraordinarily well-researched book is that it allows one to ponder the cost of the ideals Nansen so energetically lived up to.
www.amazon.fr /Nansen-Explorer-Hero-Roland-Huntford/dp/0715627406   (463 words)

 Shackleton - PowerBookSearch!
He is a biographer's dream: Ernest Shackleton was ruthless and ambitious, an unabashed adventurer, an inspired leader, a glorious failure.
Huntford, the author of Scott and Amundsen (the basis for a PBS miniseries), has written the definitive life of Shackleton, copiously detailed and documented.
Some readers may be shocked by the negative portrayal of Scott, Shackleton's rival, and the revelations of British ineptitude in polar exploration, and others may be overwhelmed by the profuse detail, but this book belongs in all exploration collections.
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 Nansen - Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A masterful biography of the daring, original polar explorer of the early 20th Century, Fridjof Nansen, which follows Huntford's ground-breaking account of the race to the Pole and Shackleton bio.
At the center of the Nansen book is Huntford's gripping account of the drift of the Fram -- and epic trek across the ice to Franz Josef Land.
Huntford's vivid prose and original research make this book well worth the effort (though at 750 pages it's not for the faint of heart).
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 Polar Race Offers Leadership Lessons
In laying their supply depots for the return from the pole, one of Scott’s men urged him to move his last depot 30 miles closer to the pole, but Scott ignored the advice — and the party would later die just 11 miles from this “one-ton” depot that would have saved their lives.
Huntford writes that “the Norwegians were fired by the will power of a leader who understood that the human personality is an instrument to be played with a loving touch.
Amundsen gave meticulous thought to the smallest details because he believed that a few pounds of supplies or several minutes of warmth could mean the difference between life and death in sub-zero conditions.
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 Hundford's Biography of Shackleton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I recently finished reading Roland Huntford's thoroughly researched biography of Sir Shackleton titled Shackleton, and I very much enjoyed it.
The Endurance voyage was also thoroughly covered, but in a different way than Alfred Lansing's account of the story in his book Endurance.
Huntford inserted many diary entries from they voyagers, so one could get a real sense of what these explorers were feeling.
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 Amazon.de: Shackleton: English Books: Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The story of the Endurance is brilliantly put by Roland Huntford.
This book should be read along with "Scott and Amundsen" also by Huntford - the story of the race for the South Pole.
Roland's biography took me two months to read, but it was worth it.
www.amazon.de /Shackleton-Roland-Huntford/dp/0786705442   (1236 words)

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It is also biographer Ronald Huntford's rather heavy-handed attempt to restore Amundsen to glory.
Though this was the age of the amateur explorer, Amundsen was a professional: he left little to chance, apprenticed with Eskimos and obsessed over every detail.
Scott's diaries were recovered and widely published, and if the world insisted on lionising Scott, it was partly because he told a better story.
www.bookhead.co.uk /0330288164.aspx   (336 words)

 Antarctica Books, Antarctic History books, Recommended Titles
Huntford's bias aside, it's clear that both Scott and Amundsen were valiant and deeply flawed.
A book that reassesses Scott in the light of evidence that was revealed after the Huntford book "The Last Place on Earth" in particular, that painted Scott as something of an incompetent egotistical character against Amundsen's "Viking Hero".
Fiennes is the man to cut through the sometimes over dramatic prose of writers who have no idea what it is really like to put themselves in extreme positions and achieve their goals.
www.coolantarctica.com /Shop/buy_antarctica_books_online.htm   (2734 words)

 The Last Place on Earth - Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I had purchased Huntford's biography of Ernest Shackleton when I was an undergraduate at Washington.
Huntford describes Scott as foolhardy, undisciplined and arrogant.
It is suggested that had Scott survived, he'd be a footnote in the exploration of Antarctica.
homepage.mac.com /greg_vernon/home_page/html/books/lastplace.html   (193 words)

There are fantastic photographs reproduced from Amundsen's long lost lantern slides.
Like all of Huntfords first editions, as rare as hens teeth.
Huntford elevates Amundsen to his place amongst the greatest of explorers and finding in Scott 'a suitable hero for a nation in decline'.
www.scelder.org.uk /Hauthors/huntford.htm   (326 words)

There was only one thing, according to Roland Huntford, that Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott excelled in more than his Anarctic rival, Roald Amundson, and that was writing.
Huntford, in debunking the legend of Scott's heroic failure, and establishing Amundson
Huntford constantly depicts the British concern for writing as superfluous, adversely comparing, for example, the energy the British expended on composing letters and diaries while their Norwegian counterparts were perfecting sledge runners and triple sealing paraffin containers.
www.ddgbooks.com /ddg080901.htm   (455 words)

 Roland Huntford - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile
Bio: Roland Huntford (born 1927) is principally an author of Polar biographies.
Huntford's The Last Place on Earth (originally titled Scott and Admundsen) had a tremendous impact on public interest in Polar matters.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Roland Huntford - The Last Place on Earth at Epinions.com
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 Amazon.co.uk: Nansen: The Explorer as Hero: Books: Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
by Roland Huntford (Author) "Fridtjof Nansen was born in Christiania, as Oslo, the capital of Norway was then called, on 10 October 1861..." (more)
Farthest North: The Voyage and Exploration of the "Fram" 1893-96 by Fridtjof Nansen
Having delved into some of the source material since reading this book, I don't quite agree with all of Huntford's interpretation of his personal characteristics, which he tends to oversimplyfy and overstate.
www.amazon.co.uk /Nansen-Explorer-Hero-Roland-Huntford/dp/0715628437   (644 words)

 Amazon.com: Shackleton: Books: Roland Huntford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huntford tells the stories of Shackleton's three Antarctic expeditions in the early 20th century in impressive and fascinating detail.
Through it all runs Shackleton's secret fear that his heart may not be equal to the task and that he might, as happened on his first expedition, collapse and disgrace himself.
As author Huntford sums up his life: "Mental sloth was Shackleton's fatal flaw." It was the World War that showed Brits what true heros really were, and brought about their almost immediate lack of interest in this hapless and hopeless wanderer.
www.amazon.com /Shackleton-Roland-Huntford/dp/0786705442   (2302 words)

 Roland Huntford - Authors - Random House
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Written by Roland Huntford, Introduction by Paul Theroux
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 EPM Resource - The Swedish Educational Model
Education's purpose, in the words of former Swedish Minister of Education, Ingvar Carlsson, "is to produce a well adjusted, good member of society.
It teaches people to respect the consensus, and not sabotage it." As Roland Huntford demonstrates in The New Totalitarians, Sweden is described as a "peaceful utopia" totally controlled by a bureaucracy which actively discourages all signs of individuality.
Home ownership and small houses are discouraged to prevent what Huntford felicitously calls "Nurseries of independence." In Sweden, people live as tenants, crowded into concrete beehives with the Government as their landlord.
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 Shackleton di Roland Huntford | LibraryThing
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 Powell's Books - Nansen the Explorer As Hero by Roland Huntford
Roland Huntford's remarkable biography draws on a wealth of new material, including diaries and hitherto untapped documents.
It uncovers a restless, Faustian spirit, a Renaissance man born out of his time, a pioneer in oceanography and skiing, one of the founders of neurology, an artist, historian, and diplomat.
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 Nansen : the explorer as hero por Roland Huntford | LibraryThing
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 Huntford, Roland; bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Herbert G. Ponting, Lady Scott (Foreword), Roland Huntford (Introduction)
Arne Naess, Per Ingvar Haukeland, Roland Huntford, Bill McKibben, Harold Glasser,
introduced by Roland Huntford; picture research and captions by Julie Summers; design and art direction by David Rowley
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At the beginning of the 20th century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration.
Here, Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Scott and Amundsen.
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