Sailor on the Ice: Tom Crean
With Scott in the Antarctic
By Hirzel, David
â€”Signed on the title page by David Hirzel
Pacifica, CA, Terra Nova Press. 2011, First Edition. 279pp., three appendices including bibliography. Publisherâ€™s pictorial soft covers with photographic image of the Terra Nova docked in Antarctic waters on the front cover. As New condition and signed by Hirzel on the title page: “Fair Winds! David Hirzel”.
A very informative biographical sketch of a true unsung hero during the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. The focus is on Creanâ€™s exploits on both the Discovery Expedition and the Terra Nova Expedition under Robert Falcon Scott. During the latter expedition. Crean’s amazing 35 statute miles (56 km) solo walk across the Ross Ice Shelf to save the life of Edward Evans led to him receiving the Albert Medal.