WorldCat Identities

Willis, Clint

Overview
Works: 77 works in 220 publications in 4 languages and 11,698 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Abstracts  Sources  Anecdotes  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: GV199.9.B68, 796.522
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Clint Willis
The boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation by Clint Willis( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of Bonington's Boys: a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement, and heart-breaking loss. Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of mountaineering's most legendary figures, who gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly terrible risks on now-legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks - and they paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it?" "The Boys of Everest offers the closest thing to an answer we'll ever have. The book draws on interviews with surviving climbers and others as well as a half-century of expedition accounts, journals, letters and memoirs. It offers riveting descriptions of what Bonington's Boys found in the world's highest mountains - as well as an understanding of what they lost there."--Jacket
Epic : stories of survival from the world's highest peaks by Wolfgang Rhiel( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifteen memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the world's worst possible conditions
Ice : stories of survival from polar exploration( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fifteen prose stories about polar exploration by a variety of authors, including Barry Lopez, Nancy Mitford, Richard E. Byrd, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and others
Wild : stories of survival from the world's most dangerous places( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wilderness--forest, desert, glacier, jungle--has been the scene of the past century's most exciting stories and inspired some of its best writers, from Edward Abbey and Jack London to Norman Maclean and Jon Krakauer. Wild contains 14 selections of their finest work, for people who love the wilderness and readers who love great writing. Many of these stories are first-hand accounts of adventures lived by the writers themselves."--Blurb
Fire fighters : stories of survival from the front lines of firefighting( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over twenty true accounts by and about firefighters who survived life threatening situations in the course of their work
Mob : stories of death and betrayal from organized crime( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories both factual and fiction
Semper Fi : stories of the United States Marines from boot camp to battle( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of true stories chronicling the experiences of United States Marines from boot camp to war
We are the people : voices from the other side of American history( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects personal accounts, speeches, letters, and official documents to create a documentary alternative history of the United States, from Quaker accounts of the conscientous objector during the Civil War through the anti-corporate movement
Crimes of New York : stories of crooks, killers and corruption from the world's toughest city( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen stories from New York's criminal past cover the field, from draft riots during the Civil War to prohibition, modern-day gang violence, and murder
The Lawrence Durrell travel reader by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on travel from the Mediterranean & rsquo;s sharpest observer Few men have traveled as wisely as Lawrence Durrell. Born in India, he lived in Corfu as a young man, enjoying salt air, cobalt water, and an unfettered bohemian lifestyle. Over the following decades, he rambled around the Mediterranean, making homes in Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece. Each time he moved, he asked himself why he felt compelled to travel. In this book, he gives his answer. Durrell knew that the wise traveler looks not for pleasure, education, or landmarks, but is hungry for a sense of place & mdash;the element of a landscape, city, or nation that makes its people who they are. In this anthology, passages from Durrell & rsquo;s classic Mediterranean writings are paired with observations on other lands. His writing is poetic, lush, and achingly clear, for this was a man who truly saw the world
Son of man : great writing about Jesus Christ( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects essays, fictional accounts, and other writings on the life of Jesus, portraying him from various creative viewpoints
High : stories of survival from Everest and K2( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeholder beretninger skrevet af forskellige bjergbestigere om Everest og K2 i tidsrummet 1933 til 1996
What do I do with my money now? : answers for any market from Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and other investors you can trust( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climb : stories of survival from rock, snow, and ice( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountaineers share their experiences of climbing El Capitan, Everest, Grand Teton, and Eiger
Jesus is not a Republican : the religious right's war on America( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The historical Jesus, by most accounts, was in favor of social justice, peace and compassion. Right wing radicals, including the social conservatives allied with the Republican Party, exploit the name of Jesus to support policies that lead to injustice, war and cruelty. Jesus Is Not a Republican includes several dozen essays and articles, including several original essays, by some of today's most thoughtful spiritual and political thinkers. Rob Boston of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State uncovers the hypocrisy of the Christian Right. Reporter Jeffrey Sharlet goes undercover as a true believer in "the Family", a shadowy, politically well-connected group of fundamentalists with dubious motives. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, explains the Bible's call to work for social justice. Together, they make the case that the religious right has strayed far from a truly Christian path, and reviews the achievements of progressive Christians who actually try to follow the teachings of Jesus. The upshot is that a true follower of Jesus is far more likely to vote for a liberal Democrat than for a conservative Republican." -- from the publisher - (July 2006)
Wise guys : stories of mobsters from Jersey to Vegas( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made up of both fiction and true crime tales, this book includes descriptions of killings by the killers themselves
Rough water : stories of survival from the sea( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing met verhalen van Engelstalige auteurs over avonturen op zee
The war : stories of life and death from World War II( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adrenaline."/ Includes bibliographical references (p. 374-375)
Storm : stories of survival from land and sea( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrenaline 2001 : the year's best stories of adventure and survival( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirteen adventure stories from 1999 and 2000, with such subjects as crocodile attacks, shark hunts, cannibalism, and climbing disasters
 
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Fire fighters : stories of survival from the front lines of firefighting
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English (64)

German (8)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

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Epic : stories of survival from the world's highest peaksIce : stories of survival from polar explorationWild : stories of survival from the world's most dangerous placesFire fighters : stories of survival from the front lines of firefightingMob : stories of death and betrayal from organized crimeSemper Fi : stories of the United States Marines from boot camp to battleWe are the people : voices from the other side of American historyCrimes of New York : stories of crooks, killers and corruption from the world's toughest city