Sir Ernest Shackleton from Kildare was among history’s great explorers and became a legend on four epic voyages of discovery to the Antarctic a century ago. Polar historian Michael Smith recalls the compelling story of a complex man who touched greatness on the ice but struggled to come to terms with home life.
Michael Smiths new biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton (Shackleton – By Endurance We Conquer) has been greeted with widespread acclaim.
“Compelling and fascinating” Irish Independent.
“A rich volume, written in a passionate , engaging style....” Irish Times.
“Mr Smith, in an illuminating this unforgettable figure, brings his own considerable scholarship in the field to the story...” Wall Street Journal