An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean, Antarctic Survivor

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Headline, 2001 - Antarctica - 341 pages
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"Exploration in Antarctica has produced many epic stories of endurance and survival, and Tom Crean was a central figure in some of the most incredible of them. Having run away from home as a youth, he went on to become one of the most indestructible heroes in Antarctic exploration. He played a key role in the dramatic events on three out of the four British expeditions in the heroic age of Polar exploration. He served Scott and Shackleton - bitter rivals - and outlived them both." "Tom Crean's is the great untold story of his era; now, his tale of adventure, heroism and survival against the odds is vividly brought to life. An Unsung Hero reveals how he volunteered for Polar exploration in 1901, was one of the last to see Scott alive before his ill-fated expedition reached the South Pole and returned to bury him in the snow a month later. It recounts the leading role Crean played in Shackleton's legendary Endurance expedition, during which he sailed the small open James Caird across the violent Southern Ocean, and his involvement in the historic crossing of South Georgia's glaciers to summon a rescue party."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Review: An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor

User Review  - David Cartwright - Goodreads

Well researched and well written book about a very tough gentle Irish man who had a very tough life but made good through grit and determination . A true life unsung hero , a lot of others owe their ... Read full review

Review: An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor

User Review  - Zelony - Goodreads

Incredible man, but a fairly badly written biography. Based on the quality of writing I worry that he's glorified Tom Crean and I'm not sure I really trust the portrait. Other books I've read about ... Read full review

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