Into The Silence

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

Non-Fiction, Outdoor Pursuits, Travel
Paperback Published on: 04/10/2012
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Winner of the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Winner of Winners Award 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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099563839
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 692g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 49 mm

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Into The Silence
As a fan of non-fiction 'adventure/explorer' books I found my way to this book and I am glad I did. From the very beginning I could not put this book down... READ MORE
Rory Johnson
Into The Silence
The spirit of man
“...caught on the barbed wire, drowned in mud, choked by the oily slime of gas, reduced to a spray of red mist quartered limbs hanging from shattered branc... READ MORE