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Angie Butler - The Quest for Frank Wild



Uitgever: Jackleberry Press
Verschijningsdatum: 2011
Aantal blz.: 214
ISBN: 978-0956927200


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The Quest for Frank Wild


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The Quest for Frank Wild tells the gripping story of Angie Butler’s determination to unravel the truth of the final years of Frank Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time.

He supposedly died in penury unable to come to terms with Ernest Shackleton’s death and forgotten by his fellowmen in the small mining town of Klerksdorp near Johannesburg. The little that was known of his later life in South Africa has been maligned by hearsay and sensational journalism and most tragically of all, no-one knew where he was buried. An outstanding man lost in life and in death.

The author’s seven year journey finally uncovers an extraordinary untold story and by doing so not only fulfils Wild’s wish to have his Memoirs published but ultimately makes an astonishing discovery.

The Memoirs stand alone as a unique account of Edwardian Polar exploration.


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