Book Hour: “The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen” with author Stephen R. Bown


(00:00) Roald Amundsen was more than the famous Norwegian polar explorer. He was the first person to understand the power of media and celebrity to raise money for projects. He minimized scientific research and realized the public valued competition. So he raced to the poles to be first ahead of science-sponsored explorers. That allowed him to raise money through endorsements, product placements, touring, and souvenirs. He was a driven and methodical man who constantly stayed ahead of creditors despite his fame. Listen to the author of a surprising book.

by Stephen R. Bown
buynow through Tattered Cover Book Store

Music Featured:
“The Mountains Win Again” – Blues Traveler
“River” – James Taylor
“So Far Away” – Carole King
“Celebrate Me Home” – Kenny Loggins

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.