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Into the Silence by Wade Davis
Into the Silence

Paul Sonnenburg, January 4, 2012

Magisterial in scope and depth, this exhaustively researched, superbly crafted synthesis of social history, biography, and mountaineering drama brings to bear the penetrating insight and expert life experience of a masterful writer on some of the 20th century's touchstone sagas. From the incandescent creative culture of Edwardian Bloomsbury and Oxbridge through the monumentally arrogant but nonetheless world-shaping achievement of the Raj to the windswept ramparts of the Himalayas, Wade Davis masterfully weaves the improbably accomplished lives of uncommonly competent and passionate men into a compelling tapestry of adventure and human striving. As Mr. Davis brings them back to shimmering life, you will never forget George Mallory and his legendary friends and their promethean gifts. At once captivating, thrilling, heartbreaking, and hugely satisfying, this is a monumental book for all time.
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Into the Silence by Wade Davis
Into the Silence

Paul Sonnenburg, January 4, 2012

Magisterial in scope and depth, this exhaustively researched, superbly crafted synthesis of social history, biography, and mountaineering drama brings to bear the penetrating insight and expert life experience of a masterful writer on some of the 20th century's touchstone sagas. From the incandescent creative culture of Edwardian Bloomsbury and Oxbridge through the monumentally arrogant but nonetheless world-shaping achievement of the Raj to the windswept ramparts of the Himalayas, Wade Davis masterfully weaves the improbably accomplished lives of uncommonly competent and passionate men into a compelling tapestry of adventure and human striving. As Mr. Davis brings them back to shimmering life, you will never forget George Mallory and his legendary friends and their promethean gifts. At once captivating, thrilling, heartbreaking, and hugely satisfying, this is a monumental book for all time.
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