Biography of Tom Crean – Crean – The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero

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A comprehensive biography of the remarkable life of Tom Crean now available as a pre-order for the second edition labelled a Centenary version to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Tom Crean’s retirement from the Navy.

This version is printed in County Kerry and each copy purchased will arrive with a free custom designed bookmark (2 design options available including one with a Christmas greeting). This second edition contains a number of newly sourced stories, information and images. Buyers are also given the option to order a signed copy.

Buyers will be notified when the book has been dispatched to your address.

Comprising 55,000 words, 3 specifically designed maps, 31 related news-clippings, 6 photographs, 4 colour illustrations, this 8 chapter biography of Tom Crean is a meticulously researched study of the life of the Kerry-born explorer, Tom Crean. with an emotive Foreword written by the grandson of Teddy Evans, later Baron MountEvans. whose life was saved by Tom Crean, the tine is set for the the proceeding 8 chapters that reveal Tom Crean’s life as never before.

Fully referenced, the book is a reliable source of what is a deep insight into the life of Crean before, during and after his three expeditions to Antarctica. The back matter features further Crean related facts and hypothesises over what may have happened had Crean been a member of Scotts final Polar Party.

The book also introduces readers to Crean’s father, mother and 10 siblings and contains information as to what became of them.

Described by Dr, Jennifer FitzGerald a retired Senior Lecturer of Queen’s University, Belfast, as “a carefully documented, well-organized volume that offers the reader a full and gripping history of an unassuming Irishman”, ‘Crean – The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero’ is the most comprehensive study ever written about one of Irelands greatest national treasures.


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Biography of Tom Crean, Irish Explorer who served on three major Antarctic Expeditions under Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. ISBN 9781999918941


Stock of the first edition of the book are no longer available from this website as we are currently close to the release of a second, Centenary edition which will become available from mid-end October 2019..
Copies of the of the first edition are though, still available through many of of the retailer stockists listed here. Please first contact your chosen retailer to learn if they still carry stock of the book. 
Buyers can still continue the process of purchasing the second edition book here on pre-order and we will alert you via e-mail when it has been despatched to you.

Crean – The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero is available as a singular item and in sets of two or five copies. Shipping is worldwide and shipping charges will appear at checkout.

This biography of Tom Crean is an author arranged print run and is manufactured in County Kerry from a full colour paper type. Copies purchased here have the option of being author signed and are delivered with a bookmark of your choice in one of two styles – Bookmark One (Xmas Version) or Bookmark Two  Indicate your choice/s in the notes section at checkout.

Another version of the book, ISBN 9781999918934, using a lighter paper weight, is priced at £13.99 and is available in bookstores and via Amazon yet this version too will be replaced by a second edition in September 2019 with the ISBN 9781999918958

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4 reviews for Biography of Tom Crean – Crean – The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero

  1. Reader Review Submitted by Admin

    “Hi. I have just finished reading Crean and I have to tell you that I just loved it. Beautifully written. Thank you and congratulations for capturing the essence of the man and the times that he lived in.” 

  2. Reader Review Submitted by Admin

    “Just finished reading the ebook. Well done – I particularly liked the links to the original sources and the snippets like Bill Wilson holidaying in Inch and the link with the Lusitania” 

  3. Reader Review Submitted by Admin

    “Have just finished reading Tim Foley’s book. Thank you so much you have done Tom Crean proud” 

  4. Jin Casey

    cannot wait to read this

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