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READ The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory 107 Î The discovery of George Mallory's body high on Everest stunned the world Yet behind the headlines investigative journalists Peter and Leni Gillman sensed there was far to the story than whether Mallory had reached the top How did Mallory reconcile his deep love for his wDesires and the fatal choice he ultimately made Drawing on newly discovered documents and letters and aided by members of Mallory's family the Gillmans bare the heart and soul of the man behind the myth From the 2000 paperback editio. Well written biography of George Mallory investigating the life of the man who disappeared on Everest in 1924 with Irvine in an early attempt to climb the mountain creating a mystery as to whether they ever made it to the summit But this book concentrates on the story of the man and the battle between his love for his wife Ruth and his desire for adventure and danger during the war and then afterwards in his climbing exploits A wonderful book which brings to life the contradictions and torments of the man

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The discovery of George Mallory's body high on Everest stunned the world Yet behind the headlines investigative journalists Peter and Leni Gillman sensed there was far to the story than whether Mallory had reached the top How did Mall. I got totally lost in this book George Mallory is far than the man who may or may not have been the first person to climb Everest In fact that's one of the least interesting things about him and the wonderful thing about this book is that it makes you admire him for who he was in life not for the feats that led him to his death I'll even go so far as to say that the book is much weaker at the end when it goes into the circumstances of the Everest expeditions We lose connection with this wonderful man and we get a sense that the authors are trying too hard to become his apologists rather than just letting him breathe as he is throughout his story In their very attempt to justify him they become too visible and he an elusive character at the best of times retreats into that famous mist as some kind of cypher of a hero We don't need him to be perfect Reading about his younger years his vulnerabilities and humiliations his ability to convert those into a huge appetite for life on all levels his determination to live each day to its fullest even when beating a retreat after being messed about by James Strachey I don't think a debate on whether he was gay or straight is even relevant within the context of his time and subseuently going on to channel all that into his climbing all this is inspiring above all his absolute love of beauty and ability to share that with his friends I love the way this book depicts his relationship with his wife Ruth the little glimpses his occasional pettiness and narkiness and the way she puts him in his place are only endearing and its a shame that the end of the book doesn't see this through It mentions rather than conveys the rockiness of their last months before his final fatal expedition and doesn't fully get across that tragic aspect to his death Overall however you just feel glad that such a fine principled multi faceted human being ever lived and privileged that you get to share in his life for a few days as you read about him The ironic thing is that if he hadn't died in such a way would we ever have got to meet this person who has served as inspiration for so many

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The Wildest Dream The Biography of George MalloryOry reconcile his deep love for his wife and children with his dream of Everest Why did he make his final attempt when he knew the odds were stacked against him The Wildest Dream is an intimate portrait of a man torn between competing. I don't know why I'm so drawn to George Mallory but while reading this book I discovered that I'm not alone It seems everyone he met took an instant liking to him His undying spirit and true heart echoes far beyond his death and will continue to do soI knew from the moment I learned of him that I had to learn about him and this book exceeded all the expectations I had for the manThe tale of his life is told well filled with joy spirit surprise and love One can't help but be inspired by George's courage when it comes to mountain climbing and his committed love to the stunning beauty Ruth Turner They uickly became my favorite peopleHighly recommended