Search - List of Books by Roland Huntford

Roland Huntford (born 1927) is an author, principally of biographies of Polar explorers. He lives in Cambridge, and was formerly Scandinavian correspondent of The Observer, also acting as their winter sports correspondent. He was the 1986-87 Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford.

He has written biographies of Robert Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Nobel Peace Prize winner Fridtjof Nansen. Huntford's controversial The Last Place on Earth (originally titled Scott and Amundsen) had a tremendous impact on public interest in Polar matters.

Huntford put forth the point of view that Roald Amundsen's success in reaching the South Pole was abetted by much superior planning, whereas errors by Scott (notably including the reliance on man-hauling instead of sled dogs) ultimately resulted in the death of Scott and his companions.

Defenders of Scott's actions, notably Ranulph Fiennes, assert that Huntford, who lacks direct experience of Polar travel and man-hauling, is not qualified to draw the conclusions he does on Scott's alleged technical deficiencies. In his biography of Captain Scott, Fiennes offers a rebuttal of some of Huntford's assertions of Scott's deficiencies. The Coldest March (2001) by Susan Solomon disputes many of Huntford's conclusions on Scott's leadership and skill by analysing scientific and particularly meteorological data.

Huntford's non-polemical books include Sea of Darkness,The Sayings of Henrik Ibsen and Two Planks and a Passion: The dramatic history of skiing. His polemical The New Totalitarians is a critique of socialism in Sweden, written from a libertarian perspective.
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Total Books: 42
Scott  Amundsen Their Race to the South Pole
2012 - Scott Amundsen Their Race to the South Pole (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781904605904
ISBN-10: 1904605907
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
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Race for the South Pole The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
Two Planks and a Passion The Dramatic History of Skiing
2009 - Two Planks and a Passion the Dramatic History of Skiing (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781441134011
ISBN-10: 1441134018
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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The Last Place on Earth Scott and Amundsen Their Race to the South Pole
2009 - The Last Place on Earth Scott and Amundsen Their Race to the South Pole [CSA Word Recording] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781934997338
ISBN-10: 1934997331
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Scott and Amundsen
2006 - Scott and Amundsen (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781904605607
ISBN-10: 1904605605
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The Shackleton Voyages A Pictorial Anthology of the Polar Explorer and Edwardian Hero
Nansen The Explorer as Hero
2002 - Nansen the Explorer As Hero (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780349114927
ISBN-10: 0349114927
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The South Pole
2001 - The South Pole (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815411277
ISBN-10: 0815411278
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Scott und Amundsen Dramatischer Kampf um den Sdpol
2000 - Scott Und Amundsen Dramatischer Kampf Um Den Sdpol (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453177901
ISBN-10: 3453177908
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Farthest North
2000 - Farthest North (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780715630310
ISBN-10: 0715630318
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Last Place on Earth
1999 - The Last Place on Earth [Modern Library Exploration] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375754746
ISBN-10: 0375754741
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Shackleton
1998 - Shackleton (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786705443
ISBN-10: 0786705442
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Around the World on Expenses
1996 - Around the World on Expenses (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349106847
ISBN-10: 0349106843
Genres: History, Reference
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The Last Place on Earth
1985 - The Last Place on Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780689707018
ISBN-10: 0689707010
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Sea of Darkness
1975 - Sea of Darkness (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780002221016
ISBN-10: 0002221012
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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New Totalitarians
1974 - New Totalitarians (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713909517
ISBN-10: 071390951X
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Scott and Amundsenthe Race to the South Pole
Scott and Amundsenthe Race to the South Pole (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780330280907
ISBN-10: 0330280902
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Scott and Amundsen The Race to the South Pole
Scott and Amundsen the Race to the South Pole (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780689706561
ISBN-10: 0689706561
Genres: Travel, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The new totalitarians
The New Totalitarians (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713902600
ISBN-10: 0713902604
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