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The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas

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A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century.


While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: February 18th 2020 by Little, Brown and Company
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Larry Botkins
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I won an advanced reader’s copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway on January 15, 2020. In the notification message, I was advised to allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, but the book was shipped only two days later. Naturally, we’ve all become accustomed to such fast shipment of books. Such is the way of the world now.

But when I received The World Beneath Their Feet on January 21, and began to read it, I soon felt the author, the publisher (Little, Brown and Company), and the printers had
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