Posts Tagged ‘ George Mallory ’

The BookWag List 7: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

April 19, 2013
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The BookWag List 7: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

And it is Friday again – the day when we come out with our list of ten books that are worth reading. As ever, our list is driven purely by readability – we are talking about books that entertain the reader. There are no confinements of time, author or genre here – if we think…

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Four books on George Mallory to read before ‘Paths of Glory’

November 25, 2011
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Four books on George Mallory to read before ‘Paths of Glory’

by Nimish Dubey His effort on Everest in 1924 might have cost him his life, but it made George Mallory a legend. Speculation is rife as to whether he actually made it to the top or failed while doing so, and almost every year an author tries to unravel the mystery of what has now…

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Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

November 25, 2011
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Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

by Nimish Dubey Solving unresolved mysteries with a dash of fiction has been a formula followed by many bestselling authors. The results can vary from the ludicrous to the brilliant. Fortunately, Jeffrey Archer’s “semi-fictional or semi-historical” narrative of mountaineer George Mallory, Paths of Glory, falls squarely into the latter category.

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Great Journeys: Was he the first man to scale Everest?

November 24, 2011
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Great Journeys: Was he the first man to scale Everest?

By Nimish Dubey Most people become famous by being the first to do something. Or doing something a certain (record) number of times. And yet one of the most famous names in travel history is a man whose greatest achievement is surrounded in mystery. George Herbert Leigh Mallory was one of the best climbers of…

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