Tom Crean - Ice Man: The Adventures of an Irish Antarctic HeroPaperback
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- Publisher: The Collins Press
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 204mm x 12mm | 159g
- Publication date: 1 April 2006
- Publication City/Country: Cork
- ISBN 10: 1905172311
- ISBN 13: 9781905172313
- Illustrations note: black & white line drawings
- Sales rank: 50,929
Tom Crean was no ordinary man, and his chilling adventures in the Antarctic raise goosebumps in this stirring story of survival in extraordinary conditions. He saved comrades from drowning in frozen waters, and rescued others from freezing snow, whilst following his leaders - Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton, the famous Polar explorers. Written by Crean's biographer who wrote the best-selling "An Unsung Hero", this is a boy's own story of courage, strength and determination sure to thrill any young reader.
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Michael Smith is author of the best-selling biography of Tom Crean, An Unsung Hero. His other books include I Am Just Going Outside, a biography of Captain Oates (2002) and Polar Crusader about Sir James Wordie (2004). He has also written books for children, including Shackleton: The Boss. He contributes to TV and radio and lectures on Polar history. Michael was a business and political journalist with The Guardian and The Observer.
"'An exciting story that's all the more powerful for being true.' Sunday Tribune 'Fascinating true story of an Irish adventurer.' Books Ireland 'An ideal book for children.' Inis"
Table of contents
Introduction A farmer's lad A step into the unknown Footprints in the snow Life at the extremes The call of the ice The dash to the Pole Teardrops in the snow A race for life Raw courage The bravest march Life and death on the ice Ice bound Trapped Cast adrift Launch the boats! A fragile grip on life An epic voyage March or die An historic trek Rescue mission Tom the Pole Tom Crean - A Timeline Useful Information Further Reading Index