- Paperback: 287 pages
- Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 1 edition (September 14, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898867517
- ISBN-13: 978-0898867510
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,263,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory Paperback – September 14, 2001
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Biographies don't get any better than this winner in the history/biography winner category of the National Outdoor Book Awards. Supremely well researched and documented, erudite, and masterfully written, this book isn't so much about what happened to Mallory in1924 when he and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine disappeared in the mists of Mount Everest, but rather it seeks to answer to another, almost more fascination question: who was this man Mallory? (Fort Collins Coloradoan)
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Many Thanks to the authors Peter and Leni Gillman!
I would urge anyone reading this book to get to the end before judging the book, or George Mallory. We could all consider ourselves lucky if we could live our dreams like this man did.
I have read many climbing books, but to me the least captivating - although always interesting and well written - parts of this book were about the expeditions - the accounts of which you can find in numerous other books.
I knew Mallory the mountaineer, the legendary hero. I met Mallory the man, sensitive, curious, passionate, bold, idealistic, intellectually and morally honest. Mallory was an explorer of mountains, but most of all of life. I delighted in reading about Mallory's political and social ideas, his passion for literature, education, the arts, nature, and of course climbing; his bold adventures in human relationships; his genuine love for and curiosity about people; his struggle to balance his dreams with his love for his family.
I could care less about Mallorys' sexual leaning.... I want to read a book about his exploration of MT Everst.
I'll skip this bio