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George Mallory

Author : David Robertson
ISBN : 9748304426
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A full biography of the mountaineer whose remains were recovered on Mount Everest in 1999. The text portrays this heroic climber as a man of broad interests, immense charm and devotion to family and friends.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Second Death Of George Mallory

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : 9781429977975
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory's tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory's attempt--whether or not it succeeded--remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory's body was finally found, we have lost, Messner believes, the spirit that guided him; summiting Everest has become merely a corporate challenge and a matter of technology, not a rendezvous with destiny. Using the British climber's journals and letters, Messner thrillingly re-creates Mallory's three assaults on Everest, including his final ascent. Here is both an investigation into the death of George Mallory and a deeply felt homage--to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired those who followed in his footsteps.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wildest Dream

Author : Peter Gillman
ISBN : 9781594854736
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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* Chronicles all three of Mallory's Everest expeditions * Illuminates how Mallory reconciled his ambitions on Everest with his unquestioned love for his wife and family Since the discovery in 1999 of George Mallory's body on Everest, controversy has raged over whether Mallory and Andrew Irvine could have summitted the mountain. Every detail of the climb has been dissected and Mallory's skill as a mountaineer has been hotly debated. Observing the debate, Peter and Leni Gillman felt that the essence of who Mallory was as an individual had been lost. In The Wildest Dream they offer the most comprehensive biography ever written about one of the 20th century's most intriguing personalities. Exploring Mallory's early years, the Gillmans take the reader to Cambridge and Bloomsbury where Mallory consorted with some of the most colorful literary and artistic figures of Edwardian England: Rupert Brooke, James and Lytton Strachey, Maynard and Geoffrey Keynes, and Duncan Grant, among others. The Wildest Dream moves on to examine exactly what Mallory accomplished as a climber, evaluating the quality of his routes and skills within the context of climbing in the early 1900s. At the heart of this biography, and of Mallory's life, is his wife, Ruth. The letters they exchanged during the many separations caused by World War I and three Everest expeditions reveal the depth of their commitment to each other and the unwavering support and strength Ruth offered George. The Everest expeditions are also insightfully rendered, offering perspective on criticisms levied at Mallory after the 1921 and 1922 attempts. The authors examine how Mallory, a dedicated husband and father, arrived at his fateful decision to participate in the doomed 1924 expedition and why he continued to press for a summit attempt when the odds seemed stacked against him. As Mallory once declared, a climber was what he was, and this is what climbers did; this was how they fulfilled their wildest dreams.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ascent A Poem For George Mallory And Andrew Irvine

Author : Benedicta Froelich
ISBN : 9781291044997
Genre : Poetry
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A poem on George Herbert Leigh-Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Comyn Irvine, the two heroic climbers who, in June 1924, likely succeeded in being the very first men on top of Everest - and disappeared forever in the mists of time. But was this truly their greatest goal, is the real mystery whether they actually did or did not reach the summit - or rather, is it what took place within their hearts, minds and souls during that fateful 8th of June on the highest peak on Earth?
Category: Poetry

Mystery On Everest

Author : Audrey Salkeld
ISBN : 0439261678
Genre : Mount Everest Expedition
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Discusses the life of British mountain climber, George Mallory, the discovery of his body seventy-five years after his death, and the debate over whether Mallory was the first person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Category: Mount Everest Expedition

George Mallory

Author : David Robertson (biologo.)
ISBN : OCLC:797839373
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Boswell The Biographer

Author : George Mallory
ISBN : 0526641207
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History

The Lost Explorer

Author : Conrad Anker
ISBN : 9781472113313
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1999, Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the lost explorer. On 8 June 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine were last seen climbing towards the summit of Everest. The clouds closed around them and they were lost to history, leaving the world to wonder whether or not they actually reached the summit - some 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. On 1 May 1999, Conrad Anker, one of the world's foremost mountaineers, made the momentous discovery - Mallory's body, lying frozen into the scree at 27,000 feet on Everest's north face. Recounting this day, the authors go on to assess the clues provided by the body, its position, and the possibility that Mallory had successfully climbed the Second Step, a 90-foot sheer cliff that is the single hardest obstacle on the north face. A remarkable story of a charming and immensely able man, told by an equally talented modern climber.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Because It S There

Author : Dudley Green
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123292430
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An enigmatic character to the last, the life, or to be more specific the death of George Mallory contains one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century. According to the record books, the greatest mountain on Earth was finally conquered by Sir Edmund Hilary in 1958. However, there remains the enigma of the attempt by the mercurial Mallory and his assistant Andrew Irvine over three decades earlier from the other side of Everest. After a prolonged absence and adverse weather conditions it was assumed that the climbers had perished during the attempt. Recently however Mallory's body was discovered on the North side of the summit, a mere 2,000 feet from the top, opening speculation as to whether they died on the way up or the way down (the search goes on for the camera - in the freezing conditions the film would not have perished; if the summit was reached, a picture would surely have been taken?). The puzzle as to whether Mallory was the first man to conquer Everest is brilliantly presented for the first time in a book of this kind since the discovery of the body. Containing many images of both Mallory and Everest that have not been featured in a mainstream title before, this will be a significant contribution to what is an evocative theme.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Last Climb

Author : David Breashears
ISBN : UCSC:32106015597997
Genre : History
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This lavishly illustrated account of the ill-fated 1924 attempt by George Mallory and Andrew Irvine to be the first to the summit of Mt. Everest includes never-before-published archival photos plus details of all three of Mallory's historic 1920s Everest expeditions. 100+ photos.
Category: History

The Psychic Life Of George Herbert Leigh Mallory

Author : Ray Eugene Harkleroad, Junior
ISBN : 9781491855904
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The same soul returns in this lifetime with knowledge of those events of the past and with knowledge of future events that have been shared with persons of prominence and potential, and the ability to understand and convey the myriad entwining and entanglements resulting from karmic interaction with loved family and ancient foe. Tasks directly given by God through Metatron, the Voice of God, brings the author to Palm Springs, California where this book is written as history, instruction, and counsel for those seeking greater understanding of their worth and purpose for existence, and an understanding of challenges confronting each person in their daily life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Climbing Everest

Author : George Leigh Mallory
ISBN : 1903933307
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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George Mallory belongs to a short but distinguished line of literary mountaineers such as Joe Simpson, Jon Krakauer and Edward Whymper. He answered the question 'Why climb Everest' with the dry put down 'Because it is there'. In this book his published writings on Everest are collected.
Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Boswell The Biography With A Portrait

Author : George Mallory
ISBN : 1535026030
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Wildest Dream

Author : Mark Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781848541856
Genre : Travel
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In 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine disappeared into the clouds encircling the peak of Everest. Whether they were the first men to reach the top of the Earth's highest mountain remains a mystery. They never returned from their ill-fated expedition. Seventy-five years later, the then-unknown mountaineer Conrad Anker made an extraordinary discovery. He spotted 'a patch of white' standing out against the rock; it was Mallory's frozen body. Mallory's treacherous route on Everest's northern slopes remains one of the most demanding challenges in mountaineering. So, is it possible that Mallory and Irvine -- exhausted, confused and oxygen-starved -- could have made the ascent all those years ago without artificial aid? Last year, Anker returned to Everest to find out. His partner was Leo Houlding, a freakishly talented young British climber with an appetite for death-defying ascents but untested at extreme altitude. Houlding, the lightning-fast, wild child of climbing, stands poles apart from Anker, a soft-spoken altruist and environmentalist. Kitted out in replica clothing and with a film crew recording their every move, they set off to solve Everest's oldest mystery. What they found was a story which explores the very nature of modern adventure. Against a backdrop of conflicting personal goals, commercial pressures, and a thirst for answers, they pushed themselves to the limit. Haunted by the memory of Mallory and Irvine, they were all too conscious that here, in the most dangerous place on the planet, they risked their lives with every step.
Category: Travel

Famous 1914 1918

Author : Victor Piuk
ISBN : 9781844688241
Genre : History
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Famous tells the Great War stories of twenty of Britain's most respected, best known and even notorious celebrities. They include politicians, actors, writers, an explorer, a sculptor and even a murderer. The generation that grew up in the late 19th Century enlisted enthusiastically in the defense of the country. Many would become household names such as Basil Rathbone, the definitive Sherlock Holmes, AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, and John Laurie and Arnold Ridley who found fame and public affection as the dour Scotsman Fraser, and the gentle and genial Godfrey, in Dad's Army. From politicians such as Harold Macmillan and Winston Churchill to writers includsing JB Priestley, and JRR Tolkein, from sculptors like Henry Moore, to composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, their fame and influence continue even into the 21st Century. The authors Richard van Emden and Vic Piuk have discovered the exact locations where these celebrities saw action. They tell the story of how JRR Tolkein led his men over the top on the Somme, where CS Lewis was wounded and invalided home, and how Basil Rathbone won the Military Cross for a trench raid (while dressed as a tree). Each story will be examined in detail with pictures taken of the very spot where the actions took place. There are maps of the area that will guide enterprising readers to walk in the footsteps of their heroes.
Category: History

Crime Through Time 5 Iced

Author : Bill Doyle
ISBN : 9780316084574
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Each book in the Crime Through Time series is hosted by a different child member of the famous Fitzmorgan detective family. While the young sleuth unravels a fictional mystery, readers learn about the real historical setting and actual crime-solving methods from the different eras. In sidebar activities, readers take on the role of assistant, helping to crack the case. Breathtakingly suspenseful but never violent and always age-appropriate, the books read like private investigative journals, with photos, maps, news clippings and crime scene sketches. In book 5, set in 2007, Nick Fitzmorgan unexpectedly returns home early from detective training camp, only to find his screenwriter father vanished and the house in disarray. The house isn't just messy, though: it's carefully set up with clues that will lead Nick all the way to Everest, and his father's rescue.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

House Documents

Author : United States House of Representatives
ISBN : BSB:BSB11037323
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