Flaws in the Ice
In Search of Douglas Mawson
By Day, David
Signed by David Day
Melbourne, London â€“ Scribe Publications. First Edition, First Printing, 2013. 8vo â€“ 23.3 cm. [xiii], (1), 316, (5) pp. including Notes, Selected Bibliography and Index. Publisherâ€™s trade paperback with photographic image of Mawson and black and red lettering on front cover and spine. 16 pages of black-and-white photographic images containing 31 photographs including 5 full-page plates, 4 full-page maps and one full-page plan. Signed by David Day on the main title page. A fine copy in As New condition.
â€śIn Flaws in the Ice, prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After traveling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried â€” from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, to his conduct during the legendary trek that led to the death of his two companions. He also explores how Mawson subsequently concealed his failures and deficiencies as an expedition leader, and created for himself a heroic image that has persisted for a centuryâ€ť.
â€” From the rear cover by the author.
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