About the book
Since 2010, Tim Foley has been the driving force of a campaign to honour a man with a remarkable story. Tom Crean, the subject of the new book Crean -The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero,, was born and raised a few miles away from the author’s father, on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.
Tim’s narrative is based on years of research and study into the life of Crean, who joined the Navy at 16 years old and embarked upon a career that saw him become a member of three major pioneering Polar expeditions of the 20th century.
The story commences in late 19th century Ireland under the governance of the British Empire and continues through Crean’s career in the Royal Navy whilst serving under the leadership of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton over the course of three Antarctic expeditions, Discovery, 1901-1904, Terra Nova, 1910-1913 and Endurance, 1914-1916.
The book goes on to question why and how Crean’s story was largely forgotten during his lifetime and after his death. The book then details the efforts now being made to highlight his story and earn him national recognition.
Born in 1877, the son of a farmer into an impoverished life in County Kerry, Ireland, Tom Crean’s tale is one of suffering. successes and sadness but above all, it’s a story of an unassuming man who displayed unparalleled bravery to save the lives of others whilst subject to the harshest conditions on the planet.
Print Versions available
Two print versions are available to buyers ISBN 9781999918934 is available to retailers worldwide via the Ingram Spark catalogue and is now available for purchase from Amazon. This is a lighter version and is priced at £13.99/€15.50/$18.00 and equivalent costs in other world currencies.
The second print version is an author version made using a colour style format of paper making this a heavier book. ISBN 9781999918910 is made in Castleisland, County Kerry under the imprint Keel Foley Publishing.
The book is also now available to order via all Waterstones stores and via Waterstones online
Here on the website shop, the Kerry version is available in sets of one, two or five copies.at a price of £15.99 (and equivalent foreign currency prices – currently around €17.85/$20.66) per copy. Buyers can opt to have signed copies of this version and this is a choice made when placing an order.
For greater volume orders and for all book retailer inquiries please contact us via the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Both versions are also available through book distributors Bertrams and Gardners Books Ltd
Crean – The Extraordinary Life Of An Irish Hero, is written in celebration of a hero whose light cannot be allowed to extinguish.