The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs: Butler, Angie
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The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs

Author(s): Butler, Angie

Copyright: 2011, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.214, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth
Condition: signed, dj & cloth new

Frank Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time, participated in five Antarctic expeditions, serving with Scott, Shackleton, and Mawson, on five different ships. This tells the gripping story of Butler’s determination to unravel the truth of Wild’s final years. He supposedly died in penury unable to come to terms with 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. Butler’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.

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