The World Beneath Their Feet

The World Beneath Their Feet
Author : Scott Ellsworth
Publisher : Little, Brown
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2020-02-18
ISBN 10 : 0316434868
ISBN 13 : 9780316434867
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Beneath Their Feet Book Description:

One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

The World Beneath Their Feet

The World Beneath Their Feet
Author : Scott Ellsworth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2020-02-20
ISBN 10 : 9781473649637
ISBN 13 : 1473649633
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Beneath Their Feet Book Description:

Longlisted for the 2020 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 'A gripping history' THE ECONOMIST 'The World Beneath Their Feet contains plenty of rollicking stories' THE TIMES 'Gripping' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'So far as adventure stories go, this book is tops.' Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump '[Ellsworth] recasts the era as a great Himalayan race...[and] it works brilliantly...his account of the 1953 ascent of Everest...feels unusually fresh' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Like if Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air met Lauren Hillenbrand's Unbroken ... an inviting and engrossing read' SPORTS ILLUSTRATED One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

The World Beneath Their Feet

The World Beneath Their Feet
Author : Rundog Publishing
Publisher :
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2009-09-16
ISBN 10 : 098073438X
ISBN 13 : 9780980734386
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Beneath Their Feet Book Description:

Beneath Their Feet

Beneath Their Feet
Author : Patricia H Quinlan
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 380
Release : 2004-02
ISBN 10 : 9780595310135
ISBN 13 : 0595310133
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath Their Feet Book Description:

From heartache to joy, these are the stories of mummies, earthquakes and a doomed hospital in a cave, dynamite and thievery. Here is a history spanning the first 130 years of the longest cave in the world. Beneath Their Feet is told through the fictional lives of four generations living on Mammoth Cave Ridge until the government bought their farm to make room for one of the country's most colorful National Parks. Beneath Their Feet is a colorful tapestry interwoven between the real and the imagined involving the lives of the Penn and Lamber families. This is a story involving the hardships and struggles of these strong, independent, hard-working men and women who formed a part of south-central Kentucky, wrested from a sparsely populated land of hard clay. Beneath Their Feet is the first book to tell the history of Mammoth Cave in novel form.

World Beneath Their Feet

World Beneath Their Feet
Author : Scott Ellsworth
Publisher : John Murray
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2020-02
ISBN 10 : 1529307198
ISBN 13 : 9781529307191
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Beneath Their Feet Book Description:

One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war.While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world.Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years.Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, THE WORLD BENEATH THEIR FEET brings this forgotten story back to life.

The World Beneath Your Feet

The World Beneath Your Feet
Author : Alison Blank
Publisher :
Total Pages : 16
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 0325035903
ISBN 13 : 9780325035901
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Beneath Your Feet Book Description:

Do you ever stop to think about what might be in the ground beneath your feet? The answer is an astonishing hidden world teeming with life.

The Earth Beneath My Feet

The Earth Beneath My Feet
Author : Andrew Terrill
Publisher :
Total Pages : 378
Release : 2021-06
ISBN 10 : 1737068605
ISBN 13 : 9781737068600
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth Beneath My Feet Book Description:

The Earth Beneath My Feet is the first of two books that describe an epic 7,000-mile wilderness walk across an entire continent. Like millions of people, Andrew Terrill grew up on the edge of a big city. But for Terrill, suburban life felt predictable and crowded - the days lacked purpose and meaning. What he craved was a life of freedom, adventure and simplicity, and after nearly dying in the Swiss Alps that was the life he chose. In May 1997 he left his London home and travelled to the southernmost point of Calabria, Italy. Once there, he turned north and began walking, headed for Norway's North Cape. Leaving civilisation behind, Terrill journeyed deep into the 'other Europe', the hidden wilderness Europe that still exists beyond road's end. Hiking from the Apennine mountain range - a wild side of Italy few outsiders ever know - to the vast northern wildernesses of Arctic Norway, Terrill immersed himself in the natural world, forever seeking a deeper connection with it. The 18-month journey became a voyage of discovery, unveiling the secrets and treasures of Europe's least-known places. The miles brought hardships and struggles, pushed Terrill to his limits, but ultimately led to unimaginable rewards. The Earth Beneath My Feet covers the journey's first eight months, taking readers the entire length of Italy during a searing-hot summer, and across Austria into the depths of an Alpine winter. It is a compelling tale of adventure told with freshness, optimism, wonder and youthful enthusiasm - an inspiring true story of a young man who chose to embrace life and live it to the full.

The World Beneath Your Feet

The World Beneath Your Feet
Author : Judith E. Rinard
Publisher :
Total Pages : 32
Release : 1985
ISBN 10 : 0870445618
ISBN 13 : 9780870445613
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Beneath Your Feet Book Description:

Describes briefly the characteristics of the various animals that live underneath the soil.

The Ground Breaking

The Ground Breaking
Author : Scott Ellsworth
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN 10 : 9780593183007
ISBN 13 : 0593183002
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ground Breaking Book Description:

2021 National Book Award Longlist One of The New York Times's 11 Books we Recommend This Week | One of Oprah Daily's 20 of the Best Books to Pick Up This May | One of The Oklahoman's 15 books to help you learn about the Tulsa Race Massacre as the 100-year anniversary approaches |A The Week book of the week As seen in documentaries on History Channel and CNN/Lebron James’ Spring Hill Productions And then they were gone. More than one-thousand homes and businesses. Restaurants and movie theaters, churches and doctors’ offices, a hospital, a public library, a post office. Looted, burned, and bombed from the air. Over the course of less than twenty-four hours in the spring of 1921, Tulsa’s infamous “Black Wall Street” was wiped off the map—and erased from the history books. Official records were disappeared, researchers were threatened, and the worst single incident of racial violence in American history was kept hidden for more than fifty years. But there were some secrets that would not die. A riveting and essential new book, The Ground Breaking not only tells the long-suppressed story of the notorious Tulsa Race Massacre. It also unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive. Most importantly, it recounts the ongoing archaeological saga and the search for the unmarked graves of the victims of the massacre, and of the fight to win restitution for the survivors and their families. Both a forgotten chronicle from the nation’s past, and a story ripped from today’s headlines, The Ground Breaking is a page-turning reflection on how we, as Americans, must wrestle with the parts of our history that have been buried for far too long.

The World Beneath My Feet

The World Beneath My Feet
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-06
ISBN 10 : 1952920043
ISBN 13 : 9781952920042
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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