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

Baillie Gifford Prize 2012

by Wade Davis

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.

 

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000...


In Patagonia

Hawthornden Prize 1977

by Bruce Chatwin

The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight

 

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s...