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Into the silence : the Great War, Mallory and the conquest of Everest

By: Davis, Wade

0099563835 / 9780099563839
Paperback
796.5220922
04/10/2012
Stock expected by 13/12/2019
England
22 cm 655 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 2011.

WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZEA monumental work of history, biography and adventure - the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest'The price of life is death' For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but 'a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day'.

As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war.

What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive.

While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war.

In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.

BIC:

BGH Biography: historical, political & military, WSZG Climbing & mountaineering

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