Climbing Mt. Everest Is Work for Supermen;
A Member of Former Expeditions
Tells of the Difficulties Involved in Reaching the Top—
Hope of Winning in 1924 by
Establishment of Base Camps on a Higher Level”
…’Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?’ This question was asked of George Leigh Mallory , who was with both expeditions toward the summit of the world’s highest mountain, in 1921 and 1923, and who is now in New York. He plans to go again [next year], and he gave as the reason for persisting in these repeated attempts to reach the top, ‘Because it’s there.'”
New York Times, March 18
“Such Friends”: 100 Years Ago… is the basis for the series, “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s. Volumes I through III, covering 1920 through 1922 are available as signed copies at Riverstone Books in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA. They are also on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in print and e-book formats. For more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer I will be talking about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University.
If you want to walk with me through Bloomsbury, you can download my audio walking tour, “Such Friends”: Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.
Manager as Muse, about Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins’ relationships with Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, is also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book versions.