The Resource After Everest : inside the private world of Edmund Hillary, Paul Little with Carolyne Meng-Yee

After Everest : inside the private world of Edmund Hillary, Paul Little with Carolyne Meng-Yee

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After Everest : inside the private world of Edmund Hillary
Title
After Everest
Title remainder
inside the private world of Edmund Hillary
Statement of responsibility
Paul Little with Carolyne Meng-Yee
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 is the drama of Ed's later years that throws light onto the world of the private man: the death of his wife and daughter in an air crash, his remarriage to the widow of an old friend, and, finally, the falling out, after his own death, of family members and those in his inner circle. Ed's image was that of a simple, straightforward man, but in reality he was a complex bundle of paradoxes. He was an individualist who always worked with a team; a young loner who came to be loved by millions; a sometimes distant father who was seen as a surrogate parent by thousands of Nepalese; and a left-leaning thinker who accepted the highest order of chivalry from Queen Elizabeth II. This is the story of the man behind the legend."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
796.522092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
general
After Everest : inside the private world of Edmund Hillary, Paul Little with Carolyne Meng-Yee
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After Everest : inside the private world of Edmund Hillary, Paul Little with Carolyne Meng-Yee
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and index
  • Includes bibliography and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and index. -"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 is the drama of Ed's later years that throws light onto the world of the private man: the death of his wife and daughter in an air crash, his remarriage to the widow of an old friend, and, finally, the falling out, after his own death, of family members and those in his inner circle. Ed's image was that of a simple, straightforward man, but in reality he was a complex bundle of paradoxes. He was an individualist who always worked with a team; a young loner who came to be loved by millions; a sometimes distant father who was seen as a surrogate parent by thousands of Nepalese; and a left-leaning thinker who accepted the highest order of chivalry from Queen Elizabeth II. This is the story of the man behind the legend."--Back cover
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24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 250 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9781877505201
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1388174
  • (OCoLC)812556225

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