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Into the Silence : The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
by Wade Davis


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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.  Read more...


 
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780375708152
  • ISBN-10: 0375708154
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 655


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General
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