I Am Just Going Outside

I Am Just Going Outside

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Exhaustively researched from new material, including major revelations involving his previously unknown and secret private life. Lawrence Edward Grace 'Titus' Oates was a dashing cavalry officer and hero in the Boer War, a successful jockey and paid ?1,000 to join Scott's doomed South Pole expedition, before becoming a national hero for sacrificing himself to save his comrades. There is fresh analysis of his military career, both as hero in the Boer War, where he was denied a VC, and later in Ireland. The book offers a different perspective from the traditional myth of Scott's heroic failure and Oates' suicide. It examines Oates' private life and role of his austere mother, who continued to control his memory long after his death, especially by ordering the destruction of his letters and diaries, which she had kept hidden, from her deathbed, and previously thought to have been destroyed. It is beautifully illustrated with maps and photographs, many previously unpublished.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 20mm | 739.37g
  • Spellmount Publishers Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 40 b&w photos, 3 maps, sources, bibliography, index
  • 1862273553
  • 9781862273559
  • 609,408

About Michael Smit

Michael Smith gave up a 30 year career as a leading business and political journalist to write the bestselling biography, An Unsung Hero - Tom Crean. He was formerly Political Correspondent and Industrial Editor of the Guardian, City Editor of the London Evening Standard and Business Editor of the Observer. He has a long-standing interest in Polar expedition and this is his second historical biography. He lives in East Sussex.
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