A Life on the Edge Anniversary Edition

Written By Jim Whittaker
A Life on the Edge  Anniversary Edition
  • Publsiher : Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 05 March 2013
  • ISBN : 1594856672
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Download or read book entitled A Life on the Edge Anniversary Edition by author: Jim Whittaker which was release on 05 March 2013 and published by Mountaineers Books with total page 320 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from A Life On The Edge (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "My father's greatest living heroes were John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a physical giant with a huge heart, a decent soul, and inspirational courage. We can all be grateful that Whittaker has finally put his extraordinary life on paper. Whittaker's story is a riveting saga of high adventure by one of history's greatest climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. * Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest * New foreword by Ed Viesturs and a new afterword by the author * More than 100 photos, including several never-before-published images In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry. A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's courageous, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a look at a peripatetic, sometimes difficult life. Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary climbing feats, including the first American summit of K2, he openly describes his personal, "everyman" experience of social upheaval in the 1960s and 70s, an early divorce, family strife, a passionate new love later in life, near-bankruptcy, and business triumphs and losses. Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure. This special 50th anniversary edition celebrates the story of Jim's life and features a new foreword by Ed Viesturs, as well as a new final chapter that brings readers up-to-date, including details of his trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's recent successful summits of Everest. Need more Jim Whittaker? Checkout his interview on New Day Northwest as he talks about Everest, training, and the shocking differences between climbing Everest 50 years ago versus today.

A Life on the Edge Anniversary Edition

A Life on the Edge  Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Jim Whittaker
  • Publisher : Mountaineers Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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Summary : CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from A Life On The Edge (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "My father's greatest living heroes were John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a physical giant with a huge heart, a decent soul, and ...

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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Summary : "Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a ...

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  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
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  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Merrion Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-04
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : SilverWood Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
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  • ISBN : 1594856672
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Summary : An emotive and sharply-written memoir following Chesters' HIV diagnosis....

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  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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Summary : In this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest advisor recounts in full for the first time his experience counseling Kennedy through the most dramatic moments in American history. Sorensen returns to January 1953, when he and the freshman senator from Massachusetts began their extraordinary professional and personal relationship. Rising from legislative ...

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  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-11
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2019-12-22
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2013-09-05
  • Total pages : 353
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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Summary : In this original and provocative book, Colin Dayan tackles head-on the inexhaustible world, at once tender and fierce, of dogs and humans. We follow the tracks of dogs in the bayous of Louisiana, the streets of Istanbul, and the humane societies of the United States, and in the memories and ...

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  • Publisher : Hyperion Books
  • Release Date : 1998-06-10
  • Total pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1594856672
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