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After Everest : inside the private world of Edmund Hillary

Author: Paul Little; Carolyne Meng-Yee
Publisher: Sydney ; Auckland [N.Z.] : Allen & Unwin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Edmund Hillary is a towering figure among adventurers. His conquest of Everest and his dedication to the welfare of the Nepalese people is well known. While much has been written about what Sir Edmund Hillary did, 'Ed', the man behind the legend, is less well known in large part because he controlled how his story was told. The years leading up to Everest and the other great adventures are remarkable enough, but it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Little; Carolyne Meng-Yee
ISBN: 9781877505201 187750520X
OCLC Number: 812556225
Description: xiii, 250 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. First steps --
2. On top --
3. Down to earth --
4. Family life --
5. To the end of the Earth --
6. Triple peak --
7. The best adventure --
8. The catastrophe --
9. The dharma bums --
10. Another chance --
11. Like father, like son --
12. Politics --
13. India --
14. Trust in turmoil --
15. Story approval --
16. A view from the summit --
17. Death and legacy --
18. The watch that became a time bomb --
19. Ed of State.
Other Titles: Inside the private world of Edmund Hillary
Responsibility: Paul Little with Carolyne Meng-Yee.

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A fascinating exploration of the life of mountaineer and adventurer, Edmund Hillary - penetrating beyond the legend to reveal a character of paradoxes.  Read more...

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