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True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna

by David Roberts

In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak.

In June 1950, a team...


Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: Two Mountaineering Classics

by David Roberts

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* Two classic mountaineering adventures,...


Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge

by David Roberts

* A cultural pilgrimage as well as an athletic one

* Story blends personal adventure, middle-aged angst, the beauty of a landscape, history of exploration, and mysteries of the rise and fall of an ancient culture...


Last of His Kind

by David Roberts

American Brad Washburn had an impact on his protégés and imitators as profound as that of any other adventurer in the twentieth century. Unquestionably regarded as the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history...


No More Dying

by David Roberts

Praise for David Roberts:

“This is first-rate fun, informed by telling period detail.”—Publishers Weekly

“I recommend this one heartily for history-mystery devotees.”—Booklist

February, 1939. Lord...


Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

by David Roberts

“An important missing story from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.”—Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian...


No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

by Ed Viesturs & David Roberts

This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.

For eighteen years Ed...


Liberal Peacebuilding and Global Governance: Beyond the Metropolis

by David Roberts

This book examines the limits to cosmopolitan liberal peacebuilding caused by its preoccupation with the values and assumptions of neoliberal global governance.

The peace people experience is determined by the...


The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna--the World's Deadliest Peak

by Ed Viesturs & David Roberts

The bestselling author of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak while exploring the dramatic and tragic history...


Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer

by David Roberts & Jon Krakauer

Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, with a foreword by Jon Krakauer, is the definitive biography of the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American...


A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West

by David Roberts

John C. Frémont, nearly forgotten today, was one of the giants of nineteenth-century America. He led five expeditions into the American West in the 1840s and 1850s, covering a greater area than any other explorer....


Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival

by David Roberts

In 1937, Mount Lucania was the highest unclimbed peak in North America. Located deep within the Saint Elias mountain range, which straddles the border of Alaska and the Yukon, and surrounded by glacial peaks,...