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The story commences in late 19th century Ireland under the governance of the British Empire and continues through Crean’s career in the Royal Navy whilst serving under the leadership of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton over the course of three Antarctic expeditions, Discovery, 1901-1904, Terra Nova, 1910-1913 and Endurance, 1914-1916.
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Paperback, 2nd Edition, 276 pages
Published October 25th 2019 by Keel Foley Publishing (first published July 13th 2018)
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Anyone who's read any of the numerous books about Ernest Shackleton's epic tale of polar survival either recognizes the name "Tom Crean" or at least one of the below photos:




But I really knew very little about the man himself until I had the pleasure of visiting The South Pole Inn during a recent drive around Ireland's gorgeous Dingle peninsula, (most famous these days as the site of Luke Skywalker's "Ahch-To" hideaway island in the last two Star Wars films). In addition to selling a mean pint an
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This is a terrific easy to read book. The author knows his stuff, and relays it effectively. One if the unsung heroes of the era of exploration, beautifully illustrates the life and character of Tom Crean . Text is interspersed with newspaper articles from the time. Well worth your time.
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