July 9, 2013: Tom Crean lives on in David Hirzel’s “Hold Fast”

–from a notice from Rob Stephenson just now appearing in the website antarctic-circle.org

“The story of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition has been told many times. The value of this re-telling is that it’s done from the perspective of Tom Crean, one of the most remarkable Antarctic explorers and companions of the Heroic Age. Hirzel’s approach is of a non-fiction novel which makes for a very readable account. It belongs on that increasingly longer shelf of Shackletonia.”

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