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An Unsung Hero

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Kerry-born Tom Crean ran away from home as a youth, and joined Scott's Discovery voyage in December 1901, not returning to England until 1904. He returned to the Antarctic with Scott on his fateful attempt on the South Pole, eventually having to bury him. By now one of the most experienced people in such extreme climates, he was invited to join Scott's great rival Shackleton on his Endurance expedition. Once again, he played a leading role, and sailed in the open James Caird across the southern ocean to South Georgia to sound the alarm for the stranded team in the Antarctic. Crean was a true hero of his age, who then retired to live quietly with his family in Ireland.
Illustrated with b/w photographs. Hardback in very good condition, dust jacket is a little grubby.

Item details

Author(s):
Smith Michael
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747253579
ISBN-13:
9780747253570
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Headline
Title:
An Unsung Hero

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Kerry-born Tom Crean ran away from home as a youth, and joined Scott's Discovery voyage in December 1901, not returning to England until 1904. He returned to the Antarctic with Scott on his fateful attempt on the South Pole, eventually having to bury him. By now one of the most experienced people in such extreme climates, he was invited to join Scott's great rival Shackleton on his Endurance expedition. Once again, he played a leading role, and sailed in the open James Caird across the southern ocean to South Georgia to sound the alarm for the stranded team in the Antarctic. Crean was a true hero of his age, who then retired to live quietly with his family in Ireland.
Illustrated with b/w photographs. Hardback in very good condition, dust jacket is a little grubby.

Author(s):
Smith Michael
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747253579
ISBN-13:
9780747253570
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Headline
Title:
An Unsung Hero

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