South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

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South with the Sun by Lynne Cox
South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Expeditions, and the Quest for Discovery is a book by Lynne Cox about Roald Amundsen, the polar explorer who was the first to reach the South Pole (in 1911). The book honors the 100th anniversary of his triumph.

Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox (born 1957) is an American extreme open water swimmer, motivational speaker, and writer. She was inducted in both the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer. The asteroid 37588 Lynnecox was named in her honor (Asteroid, Asteriod).


Her book about the experience of swimming in Antarctica was described in Swimming to Antarctica published in 2004. Her second book, Grayson, details her encounter with a lost baby gray whale during an early morning workout off the coast of California. It was published in 2006. The third book South with the Sun was published in 2011.

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