The Mammoth Book Of Everest: From the first attempts to today, 40 first-hand accounts

The Mammoth Book Of Everest: From the first attempts to today, 40 first-hand accounts

by Jon E. Lewis

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Overview

This selection of the very best writing on Everest begins with the first attempts and continues, via Mallory's failed bid and Hillary and Tenzing's triumph, to the disasters of recent years. It features 35 white-knuckle accounts of climbing on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the world, by those who know the 'Death Zone' best - the climbers themselves.
But this is much more than just the best of exhilarating first-hand accounts of climbing on Everest. It includes the full history of the conquest of Everest, and provides an evocative portrait of the cruel, natural beauty of Chomolungma, 'The Mother Goddess of the World'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472120199
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 06/04/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 936,161
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

JON E. LEWIS is an historian and author of numerous bestselling books on history and military history, including Voices from D-Day, Voices from the Holocaust, The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War and A Brief History of the First World War. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history and his work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire.

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