Signal Books, 2014, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 208 pages. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Sir Ernest Shackleton, known as a tough polar explorer and inspirational leader, also held the words of poets close to his heart. Poetry was his other world and he explored it as eagerly as he did the great Antarctic spaces, said his friend, Mrs. Hope Guthrie. This new biography reveals another side of Shackleton s story through the poetry he loved. It also includes for the first time in published form all the poems and poetic diary extracts written by the great explorer, each of which sheds light on significant milestones in his life and adventures. Shackleton, who did more than any other explorer to open Antarctica to the popular imagination, used poetry as a tool, to encourage and motivate men who were frequently operating close to their physical and psychological limits. The works of Tennyson, Browning and Robert W. Service were, in his own phrase, vital mental medicine throughout his life. Poems influenced his speeches, his letters to his wife and the way he led his men. These verses, selected from his correspondence and other sources, are linked throughout the book to Shackleton s turbulent and restless life, offering fresh insights into his struggles in the Antarctic, his strained but loving marriage and the magnetic attraction of the polar regions. Shackleton: A life in Poetry is a love story, a new interpretation of a well-known Boy s Own adventure and a poetic exploration. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781909930100. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5179.