Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis
Published by Knopf Canada


 

In this monumental volume, Wade Davis narrates explorer George Mallory’s heroic attempt to scale Everest following the Great War. With remarkable new research in previously unexplored British archives and in the Himalayas, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest powerfully links the devastating carnage and demoralization of the War to the transcendent aspiration of Mallory and his compatriots to ascend Everest. With skill and insight, Davis explores the meaning of this valorous yet tragic climb for post-war Britain and the world.

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Wade Davis

is the best-selling author of fifteen books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow, One River and The Wayfinders, and is an award-winning anthropologist. He currently holds the post of National Geographic explorer-in-residence, and divides his time between Washington D.C. and northern British Columbia.