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High Crimes The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Kodas
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1401309844
ISBN-13: 9781401309848
Sku: 209928698
Publish Date: 5/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  357
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Kodas details how the recent infusion of wealth into mountaineering has brought about the age-old lust for glory. Through others accounts, as well as his own, the author illustrates the mountain''s ability to reduce climbers to their essential selves--revealing villains as well as heroes.
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The author documents his effort to climb Mount Everest in the aftermath of the tragic 1996 storm that ended the lives of eight climbers and reveals the existence of mountain-based crime organizations preying on aspiring climbers.
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In Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Kodas's bracing and alarming exposé, he shows how the desire to climb Mt. Everest has created a culture of crime, theft, dishonesty, and death. Unprepared and cash-hungry mountain guides makes promises they can't keep to eager millionaires, resulting in ill-conceived ascents, that lead to either botched missions or tragic outcomes in the mountain's notorious "Death Zone."

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"A clear-eyed riveting narrative [from] Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist [Michael] Kodas." (starred review) 12/15/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0357
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
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