The Mountain: My Time on Everest by Ed Viesturs with David Roberts

Viesturs provides the reader a first-hand description of the beauty and power of Everest. The beauty is in the sheer size of the mountain and its hard edges and the power in the changes in weather and the avalanches that can sweep the mountain with little warning. A great read for someone interested in reading about the triumphs and perils of climbing Mount Everest.

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In the Mail: History out in paperback

–> Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fischer Publishers Weekly Fischer, Pulitzer Prize–winner for Washington’s Crossing, has produced the definitive biography of Samuel de Champlain (1567–1635): spy, explorer, courtier, soldier, sailor, ethnologist, mapmaker, and founder and governor of New France (today’s Quebec), which he founded in 1608. This extraordinary and flawed individual was a man of… Continue reading