Shackleton - The Boss The Remarkable Adventures of a Heroic Antarctic Explorer by Michael Smith


Shackleton - The Boss The Remarkable Adventures of a Heroic Antarctic Explorer by Michael Smith

At sixteen, Irishman Ernest Shackleton left school, joined the navy and became a legendary explorer. His extraordinary adventures in the Antarctic have thrilled generations. Here, for the first time, a best-selling author on Polar exploration writes about Shackleton's gripping exploits especially for children. This inspiring story of Shackleton, whose men called him 'The Boss', involves four expeditions to the snow and ice of Antarctica over 20 years between 1901 and 1922. His adventures included a breathtaking march to within a few miles of the South Pole and the amazing saga of survival on the famous Endurance expedition.


'Inspiring story of courage and perseverance'

'If you see this book you should get it'

'Gripping, very tense and exciting'

'For true-life adventure not many can match The Boss'

'A must-have for all school libraries'

About the Author

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

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128 pages
Interest Age: 7 - 12


Michael Smith
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Publication date

31st July 2006



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