This inspiring story of Ernest Shackleton, whose men called him 'The Boss', involved four expeditions to Antarctica between 1901 and 1922. His incredible adventures included a breathtaking march to within a few miles of the South Pole and the amazing saga of hardship and survival on the famous Endurance expedition. * Also by Michael Smith: Tom Crean, Ice Man.
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 Tom Crean -The Ice Man. He contributes to TV and radio and lectures on Polar history. Michael was a business and political journalist with The Guardian and The Observer.
Introduction dreaming of adventure journey to the ice where no man stood before return to the ice the longest march march or die a famous man trapped! crushed marooned a boat ride to hell tears and fears the greatest journey ever a tough choice crossing south georgia saved! a last voyage to the ice Ernest Shackleton - A Timeline Useful Information Further Reading Index