Cold Courage

Extraordinary Times

by Willy Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781532090325
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781532090301
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781532090318

About the Book

Cold Courage relates back to Willy Mitchell's grandfathers meeting with Harry McNish in Wellington, New Zealand and in exchange for a hot meal and a pint or two, he told his story of The Endurance. Flipping through the London Times, McNish had come across a classified advertisement for the crew to join a ship's journey to the Antarctic and on to the South Pole. It warned of low wages and high danger and at forty, he decided that he wanted a taste of adventure and set off to London to meet the rest of the newly recruited crew. On 6th August 1914, The Endurance set sail from Plymouth, England on its way to Buenos Aires, Argentina and meet with the entire 28-man crew. This is a tale of the great age of exploration and the extraordinary journey that these men endured, not only in Antarctica but upon their return to England amidst the Great War and their legendary lives thereafter. This is the story of Harry McNish and although set in a different era, continues the ARGUS series and a homage to those brave men and women who go to extraordinary lengths to achieve their goals.

About the Author

Willy Mitchell was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He spent a lot of time in bars as a kid growing up, in his youth and into adulthood. He always appreciated the stories. Some true, some imagination and some delusional. But these stories are true. Willy Mitchell was there! A shipyard worker, he headed down from Scotland to Yorkshire with his family to work in the steel mills of Yorkshire. He retired and turned to writing some of the tales that he had listened to over all those years and focused on bringing those stories to life.