If you haven’t seen it, be sure to spend some time with Stewart Weaver’s and Maurice Isserman’s Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, recently published by Yale University Press. Increasingly hailed as the magnum opus of the history of Himalayan exploration, Fallen Giants has received positive reviews in The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books. You can read the New York review here.
Professor Isserman spent a great deal of time at the AAC Library scouring the archives for unique sources of information to include in the book. It is a well-written and meticulously researched masterpiece.
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