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    DescriptionThis revised pictorial biography celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration in an age of epics of endurance and survival against the odds. Tom ran away from his Kerry farm at 15 to play an outstanding role in three expeditions with the legendary Shackleton and Captain Scott. His incredible story was largely forgotten until the publication of the best-selling An Unsung Hero in 2000. Only then was the modest, unassuming Irishman given due recognition. The extraordinary highlights of his adventures in the ice were captured in exceptional photographs taken under extreme conditions. Assembled here they present a photographic record of a truly astonishing man, with other rare and previously unseen pictures. These photographs illustrate his early life, the incredible feats in the Antarctic and a peaceful retirement in Kerry. Supported by complementary text, diary extracts and maps plus new information on Tom Crean's life, this is a lasting celebration of a true hero.


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    Title
    Tom Crean - An Illustrated Life
    Subtitle
    Unsung Hero of the Scott & Shackleton Expeditions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848891197
    ISBN 10: 1848891199
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B, 910.92
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A4
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, RGR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    b&w photos
    Publisher
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    15 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cork
    Author Information
    Michael Smith, author of the best-selling An Unsung Hero, is an authority on polar history. He has written seven books, contributes to many publications, tv and radio documentaries and lectures extensively. He began writing books after a career as a journalist on newspapers such as the Guardian, Observer and Evening Standard. His most recent book is Great Endeavour - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers (2010).
    Review quote
    'A remarkable book about a remarkable man' Sunday Tribune 'One of the most inspiring books - compulsive reading' The Irish Times 'Creates a fascinating word picture' Irish Examiner 'Painstaking research - a gifted storyteller' Arctic Book Review 'Michael Smith has written a splendid biography' The Nautical Magazine 'A must for anyone interested in polar exploration' County Examiner 'Wonderful' Irish Independent