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Titel: Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life
Verlag: Penguin Global
Einband: Soft cover
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Climber, adventurer, explorer and philanthropist - this is the first fully illustrated biography of one of the great heroic figures of modern time - Sir Edmund Hillary. It is written by his personal friend, and published with the endorsement of Hillary and his family. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0143006460
Inhaltsangabe: 60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived life to the full - surviving personal tragedies as well as achieving historic triumphs, earning worldwide fame and displaying tireless philanthropy. Ranging from the roof of the world to the frozen extremes of the South Pole, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life is a fitting and revealing tribute to a great man.
Inhaltsangabe: This best-selling, fascinating biography is a fitting and revealing tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary: family man; climber; explorer; humanitarian; and, legend of the twentieth century. Biographer and family friend, Alexa Johnston, follows Hillary's intrepid footsteps around the world, from his childhood in New Zealand to his humanitarian work with the Himalayan Sherpa people, from climbing to the summit of Everest, to his tractor expedition to the South Pole, and jet boat adventures on the Ganga. Drawing on Hillary's personal archives and including a selection of photographs, it is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived every second of his life to the full.
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