Into the Silence

The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Product Number: EB00170976
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307700568
Publisher: Vintage
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The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest's North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain's finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow climbers, setting their significant achievements in sweeping historical context: from Britain's nineteen-century imperial ambitions to the war that shaped Mallory's generation. Theirs was a country broken, and the Everest expeditions emerged as a powerful symbol of national redemption and hope. In Davis's rich exploration, he creates a timeless portrait of these remarkable men and their extraordinary times.

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Author(s): Wade Davis
Original Publish Date: Oct 18, 2011

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Author(s): Wade Davis
Narrator(s): Enn Reitel
Product Number Z100024038
Released: Oct 18, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307944115

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