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Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers Hardcover – 10 Oct 2010
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'One of the most inspiring books - compulsive reading' --The Irish Times
About the Author
Michael Smith, a former journalist, is an established authority on Polar exploration. His other books are An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor (2000, 2009), I Am Just Going Outside, a biography of Captain Oates (2202), Polar Crusader about Sir James Wordie (2004), Tom Crean - An Illustrated Life (2006, 2013), Captain Francis Crozier (2006, 2014), Great Endeavour - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers (2010) and Shackleton - By Endurance We Conquer (2014). An Unsung Hero was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Festival and Tom Crean - An Illustrated Life was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2007. Michael contributes to TV and radio documentaries and lectures on polar history at venues such as Buckingham Palace, Royal Geographical Society and National Museum of Ireland. Before becoming a full-time writer Michael was a business and political journalist with The Guardian and The Observer. He lives in East Sussex.
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