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The Wildest Dream


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Mallory, Life His and Conflicting Passions

By Peter and Leni Gillman

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Published by Headline Book Publishing, 2000, 1st Edition, D/w, Fine.   A comprehensive and thorough biography of Mallory, this volume covers his privileged background, literary and artistic connections, conflicting passions for his wife and family and for Everest, and his three Everest trips. The authors were able to draw on an extensive collection of Mallory’s letters, many previously unpublished, and the help of surviving family members.  The title comes from “The Wildest Dream”, which was Mallory’s description of a possible first ascent of Everest.  Winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for 2000.



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Weight0.75 kg