SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
FEATURING IRISH POLAR HEROES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT
The life of Timothy McCarthy, the stalwart of the James Caird voyage, is revealed for the first time in Michael Smith's new book about Ireland's great Antarctic explorers - including Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The book is called 'Great Endeavour - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers', and is published by the Collins Press.
It deals with 200 years of Antarctic exploration, starting with Bransfield and Crozier in the early 19th century, moving on to Crean and Shackleton in the 20th, and finally the modern day travellers such as Mike Barry and Pat Falvey.
The book contains the most comprehensive account ever published about the lives of Edward Bransfield, Patrick Keohane, Robert Forde and the McCarthy brothers, Mortimer and Tim, plus many previously unseen photographs.
Details on the publishers website - www.collinspress.ie , or see Michael Smith's own website at www.micksmith.co.uk