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    DescriptionThe 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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    Into the Silence
    The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wade Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 655
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375708152
    ISBN 10: 0375708154

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    LC classification: GV199.92.M356 D38 2012
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, black & white plates
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Wade Davis is the bestselling author of fifteen 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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    Praise for "Into the Silence" "A kaleidoscopic account. . . . Ambitious. . . . Entertaining. . . . Extraordinary." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Brilliantly engrossing. . . . An instant classic of mountaineering literature." --"The Guardian" (London) "Magnificent. . . . Davis tells the full story behind this almost mythic story, imbuing it with historic scope and epic sweep." --"Los Angeles Times" "A masterpiece standing atop its own world, along with the classic "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer." --"Salt Lake City Tribune" ""Into the Silence" is quite unlike any other mountaineering book. It not only spins a gripping Boy's Own yarn about the early British expeditions to Everest, but investigates how the carnage of the trenches bled into a desire for redemption at the top of the world. . . . At its heart," Into the Silence" is an elegy for a lost generation . . . a magnificent, audacious venture." --"The Sunday Times" (London) "Magnificent. . . . Impressive. . . . A vivid account." --"The""Observer" (London) "Utterly compelling. . . . Not only a thorough examination of Mallory's determined advances on Everest, but also insight into the psyche of post-war England. . . . A mesmerizing story of the human spirit." --"Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" "Powerful and profound, a moving, epic masterpiece of literature, history and hope." --"The Times "(London) "A brilliant book. I can't praise it enough." --Christopher Hitchens "Davis has produced a magnificent, rigorously researched account of the expeditions that set out to regain glory for an empire in decline but, instead, created some of the most enduring legends of the 20th century." --"Financial Times" "A magnificent work of scholarship . . . and narrative drive. . . . [Davis] has written far and away the best account of this seminal chapter in the epic history of mountaineering." --"The National" b