SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
Jonathan Shackleton's valuable book 'Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica', written in collaboration with John MacKenna, was published in November 2002 by the Lilliput Press, Hardback; 25.00 Euro / 30.00 USD / 18.00 UK; Lilliput Press, 208 pages, with b/w photos throughout.
This compelling narrative reveals the profound influence of Shackleton's Irish and Quaker roots. Here too are the details of Shackleton's upbringing in Kildare; his time in the Merchant Navy; his 1901 voyage on the Discovery with Scott; his 1907 Nimrod expedition; his marriage and love affairs; his life as a public figure and politician; and the haunting story of his final, fatal expedition on the Quest.
Drawing on family records, diaries and letters, and hitherto unpublished photographs and archive material, Jonathan Shackleton takes the reader beyond the myth of Shackleton the man, for whom 'Optimism is true moral courage,' and whose greatest triumph was that of life over death.
Books Ireland declared it "A biography full of wit combined with sharp observation of a flawed and troubled, but ultimately great, Irish man. Full marks to the publisher."
Shackleton : An Irishman in Antarctica is published in hardback by The Lilliput Press, 62-3 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7, Ireland (ISBN 1 84351 009 x). 208 pages, with black and white photos throughout. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 100 photographs, maps and engravings, many of them appearing in print for the first time. Hardback : U.K.£18, U.S.A $30, 25 Euros.