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Over 100 poems portray the trials and tribulations of Gold Rush pioneers, as well as Service's days in France and his experiences serving in World War I in the American Ambulance Corps. Some favorites include, The Cremation of Sam McGee, The Law of the Yukon, The Shooting of Dan McGrew and Bessie's Boil.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Todd Communications
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Aug 29, 2012 Phin rated it it was amazing
Robert Service's Best of Robert Service is one of the best poetry books I have ever written. Robert Service being an avid outdoorsman wrote a majority of his poems are either about or set in the outdoors. A few of my favourite poems include; " The Creamation of Sam Magee" " The Shooting of Dan Mcgrew" and "Grin". The author has poems that are very different. Some Rhyme, some do not. A few are happy poems throughout. And a few are very saddening. I would recommend this book to anybody who is inte ...more
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Shelves: poesia-e-teatro
A good surprise found up there in Alaska.
Non the best poet possible in terms of technique, but true words that come from life.
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Robert William Service was born into a Scottish family while they were living in Preston, England. He was schooled in Scotland, attending Hillhead High School in Glasgow. He moved to Canada at the age of 21 when he gave up his job working in a Glasgow bank, and traveled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia with his Buffalo Bill outfit and dreams of becoming a cowboy.

He drifted around western Nor
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