You can purchase all formats and versions of the Tom Crean biography ‘Crean – The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero’ , published by Merrion Press, at bookstores and online sellers worldwide.
The children’s book, ‘Tom The Mighty Explorer’, is self-published and can be purchased via popular online sellers such as Amazon, The Book Depository and from other online book retailers. There is also an audio version available via Audible.
Here on the website, signed copies of the Second Edition are available but there is limited stock and this self-published 2019 edition, made in County Kerry, is a collector’s item that does not contain the updated information written in the latest (2023) biography.
My account of Crean’s life focuses almost entirely on Tom Crean and rarely deviates from his life and career.
During my research I unearthed a host of new information about Crean that had never before been published. All previous accounts of Tom Crean’s life contain a number of inaccuracies and are missing a host of signifiant events, assignments and people who played a part in his story. To check out some of what I discovered, check out the following post – https://tomcreanbook.com/tom-crean-the-facts-from-the-fiction/
I submitted all of my research to the Royal Irish Academy and after examination they confirmed that substantial changes were to be made to the official entry for Crean in the Dictionary of Irish Biography, in light of what I had found.
Those changes were made on March 17th 2020.
The biography ‘Crean: The Extraordinary life of an Irish Hero’ is available in print and will be made available as an e-book. There are no immediate plans to release it as an audiobook but this may change in the future.
The children’s book, ‘Tom The Mighty Explorer’ is available in print, as an audiobook and is available as an e-book for all reading devices.
The launch of the biography will take place at an as yet unnamed venue on the Dingle Peninsula sometime in June 2023.
I look forward to meeting Tom Crean fans there and to have a chat about our favourite subject – Tom.
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