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Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

by Wade Davis

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Published 4th October 2012, 672 pages
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WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

A monumental work of history, biography and adventure - the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest

‘The price of life is death’

For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ‘a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day’. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive.

While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war. In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.

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Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
by Wade Davis

ISBN
9780099563839

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Oct. 4, 2012

Dimensions
21.6cm x 13.5cm x 5.1cm

Page count
672 pages