Author Michael Smith’slifetime of knowledge and reading on Antarctic exploration, his commentaries on Shackleton’s activities, and general research is vast. The sheer lengths to which he reached for fact and breadth of investigation would impress even the hardiest of scholars.
He has used a large volume of original material, published and unpublished writings, alongside difficult-to-glean references, images and maps, to piece together a narrative of one of the 20th Century’s most intricate and challenging characters.
Full review in the December issue, along with details to win two competition copies. Deadline January 16.