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

Wade Davis

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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

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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ISBN – 9780375708152
Publication Date – 02/10/2012
Categories – Travel

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From the bestselling author and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize- the epic story of Colombia’s Rio Magdalena and of the country’s past, present and future

A captivating new book from Wade Davis – winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence – that brings vividly to life the story of the great Rio Magdalena, illuminating Colombia’s complex past, present, and future.

For Wade Davis, Colombia was the first country that captured his heart and gave him license to be free. Here, he tells of his travels on the mighty Magdalena, the river that made possible the nation. Along the way, he finds a people who have overcome years of conflict precisely because of their character, informed by an enduring spirit of place, and a deep love of their remarkable land.

Braiding together memoir, history and journalism, Magdalena is at once an absorbing adventure through a spectacular landscape and a kaleidoscopic picture of Colombia as it stands on the verge of a new period of peace.

‘Outstanding… Davis tells epic tales of passion, violence and ambition with tremendous narrative verve’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year

‘A wonderful evocation of a lifetime’s travel in Colombia’ Spectator, Books of the Year

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