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The Resource The world beneath their feet : the British, the Americans, the Nazis and the mountaineering race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth

The world beneath their feet : the British, the Americans, the Nazis and the mountaineering race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth

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The world beneath their feet : the British, the Americans, the Nazis and the mountaineering race to summit the Himalayas
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The world beneath their feet
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the British, the Americans, the Nazis and the mountaineering race to summit the Himalayas
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Scott Ellsworth
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eng
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One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot -- one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished
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Ellsworth, Scott
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Mountaineering
  • Nineteen thirties
  • History, Modern
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adult
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The world beneath their feet : the British, the Americans, the Nazis and the mountaineering race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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p2251505598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 393 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781473649620
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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Label
The world beneath their feet : the British, the Americans, the Nazis and the mountaineering race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251505598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 393 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473649620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
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