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January 2017: Bonus Admin Tags > Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest 4 stars

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Kate | 91 comments Admin Tag: Everest
Fascinating look at the failed Everest expeditions of the early twenties put into context by the horrific devastation of World War I and its effects on most of the participants in the Everest attempts. George Mallory was to me among the least interesting of the men profiled by Davis. It was sometimes difficult to reconcile the gallant heroic actions of the climbers with their oft-times staggeringly racist statements and cultural bigotry.


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Sushicat | 804 comments One of my favorite reads last year. It covers so much more than the expedition itself.


message 3: by annapi (new)

annapi | 4965 comments I planned to read this but game obligations made me put it aside. I'll get around to it one day...


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