The Boss: The Remarkable Adventures of Ernest Shackleton

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Shackleton's adventures in the Antarctic have thrilled generations. Michael Smith, an authority on Polar exploration, has written an account of his exploits especially for children. This inspiring story of 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.

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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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'If you see this book you should get it' * Evening Echo * 'Gripping, very tense and exciting' * Irish Examiner * 'For true-life adventure not many can match The Boss' * Sunday Tribune * 'A must-have for all school libraries' * Inis * 'Inspiring story of courage and perseverance' * Sunday Independent *

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