The Last of His Kind, the Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer

The Last of His Kind, the Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer

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A profile of the forefront mountaineer describes his Harvard education, efforts to revolutionize mountaineering and mountain photography, and daring explorations in Alaska and the Yukon, a three-month journey during which he traced what was then North America's largest unexplored region.

HARPERCOLL

“Stunning and stirring.”

Boston Globe

 

In The Last of His Kind, renowned adventure writer David Roberts gives readers a spellbinding history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, has praised David Roberts, saying, “Nobody alive writes better about mountaineering”—and nowhere is that truth more evident than in this breathtaking account of the life and exploits of America’s greatest mountain climber.



Baker
& Taylor

A profile of the forefront mountaineer describes his Harvard education, efforts to revolutionize mountaineering and mountain photography, and daring explorations in Alaska and the Yukon, a three-month journey during which he traced what was then North America's largest unexplored region. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061560941
0061560944
Branch Call Number: 796.522 WASHB ROBER
Characteristics: 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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