Douglas & McIntyre
The Last Viking

Book details:

April 2013
ISBN 978-1-77162-000-0
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
384 pages
History / Polar Regions HIS046000
$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Last Viking

The Life of Roald Amundsen

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


“[A] captivating account of the Norwegian’s extraordinary life…Bown makes a compelling case that Amundsen deserves renewed recognition for his outstanding achievements.”—Publishers Weekly

Globe and Mail Best 100 Books of the Year

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, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration. 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. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story.

About the Author

Stephen R. Bown

Stephen R. Bown

Stephen R. Bown is the author of many critically acclaimed, award-winning titles, including most recently White Eskimo (Douglas & McIntyre, 2015), ...

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