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Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

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What does it take to move forty dogs, three sleds, twenty tons of food and gear, and six men from all over the world across nearly four thousand of the coldest miles on earth? Cathy de Moll, the executive director of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, introduces the wild cast of characters who made it happen, on the ice and off: leaders Will Steger and Jea ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 15th 2015 by Minnesota Historical Society Press (first published September 10th 2015)
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Karen
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm a big fan of Antarctica. Ever since reading about Shackleton in middle school and doing an extensive book report on Ice Bound in high school, I've pretty much grabbed up every book on Antarctica I can find.

However, I have to confess I never read much about the 1990 Trans Antarctica expedition. I received an invitation to an event at the public library in Minneapolis with Cathy de Moll and the launch of her new book. I think normally I wouldn't have been quite so eager to read a book about t
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Dale Seavey
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A behind the scenes account of moving this group across the Antartica.
Dennis Gerwing
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a very pleasant surprise. Have always been interested in the early North Pole/South Pole seekers and the Arctic/Antarctica explorers (Scott, Amundson, Shackleton, the voyage of the USS Jeannette, etc.) ... but wasn't expecting too much from what promised to be a behind-the-scenes account of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition. I found it, however, well-written and immensely interesting and insightful ... and it made me regret that I was not more attentive to the Expe ...more
Joan Broadfield
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cathy deMoll has captured adventure and personality in this highly readable account of the planning and execution of a (an?) historic dogsled trip over Antarctica. Her involvement was not as a traveler on dogsled, but as a mapper of the plans, a finder and connector of the right people - and of the right equipment, as well as the timer of steps from beginning to end. How could this story be compelling and engaging? Because it is written with the eye towards capturing the adventure it clearly was ...more
Carol Nelson
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Cathy's book. I didn't really know what to expect as I bought the book on a whim when Cathy and Will Steger were doing a book signing. I bought the book because it had "dogs" in the title! The feat of what Cathy drove to in order for the expedition to work was amazing. At the end of the book when she wrote about the impact to students, it brought tears to my eyes. The book was written in a way that I haven't read before and I really enjoyed it. It's a slice of history th ...more
Jan Daker
May 16, 2016 rated it liked it
St. Paul woman did the impossible by organizing an international 6 man, 40 dog, going 7 months in Antartica. She should be in international relations!!! Can't believe she pulled this off much less got the men and dogs supplied along the trip during blizzard conditions.
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Cathy de Moll has been a teacher, communications executive, writer, and entrepreneur. She was the executive director of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, the first-ever unmechanized crossing of Antarctica, the subject of her book, Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica. The book has been published on the 25th anniversary of what Outside Magazine called " ...more