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Into the Silence free pdf In this magisterial work of history and adventure, Wade Davis vividly re-creates Britain's epic attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s.
With new access to letters and diaries, Davis recounts the heroic attempts of George Mallory and his fellow climbers to conquer the mountain in the face of treacherous terrain and furious weather. Davis shows how the exploration originated in nineteenth-century imperial ambitions, and he takes us far beyond the Himalayas to the trenches of World War I, where Mallory and his generation found themselves and their world utterly shattered. In the wake of a war that cost millions of lives, the Everest expeditions, led by these scions of Britain's elite, became a symbol of national redemption.
Beautifully written and rich with detail, "Into the Silence" is a classic account of exploration and mountaineering, and a timeless portrait of a few iconic men.

About Wade Davis

Wade Davis is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including" The Serpent and the Rainbow" and "One River, " and is an award-winning anthropologist. He currently holds the post of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and divides his time between Washington, D.C., and northern British Columbia.

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Author : Wade Davis
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : 01 October 2011
ISBN : 0375408894
EAN : 9780375408892
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 672 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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