MN Reads: "Think South" by Cathy de Moll

Jan 25, 2018

Looking at Cathy de Moll's account of Will Steger's 1989 Trans-Antarctica Expedition on a bookstore shelf, you might be tempted to pick it up, reminded of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon coming up this weekend in Duluth.

You might know that longtime musher and sled dog trainer John Stetson (this year part of KUMD's Beargrease coverage) got his start training dogs for Steger back in 1986.

But as fascinating as the expedition is in de Moll's book, what you'll come away with is a more significant understanding of a time and place where various nations  not only worked together with the United States, they did so in a way with unanimous consensus building and a prohibition on military involvement.

Think South by Cathy de Moll is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.