The moth and the mountain : a true story of love, war, and Everest
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New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.
ISBN
9781501143373
Physical Desc
xxiv, 259 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Bedford Branch - Adult Collection - General796.522092 C116m 2020 Available
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Published
New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781501143373

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258)
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"In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit-all utterly alone. Wilson doesn't know how to climb. He barely knows how to fly. But he has the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he takes off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson's eleven-month journey to Everest is wild: full of twists, turns, and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaks into Tibet. His icy ordeal is just beginning. Wilson is one of the Great War's heroes, but also one of its victims. His hometown of Bradford in northern England is ripped apart by the fighting. So is his family. He barely survives the war himself. Wilson returns from the conflict unable to cope with the sadness that engulfs him. He begins a years-long trek around the world, burning through marriages and relationships, leaving damaged lives in his wake. When he finally returns to England, nearly a decade after he first left, he finds himself falling in love once more-this time with his best friend's wife-before depression overcomes him again. He emerges from his funk with a crystalline ambition. He wants to be the first man to stand on top of the world. Wilson believes that Everest can redeem him."--Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Caesar, E. (2020). The moth and the mountain: a true story of love, war, and Everest (First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.). Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Caesar, Ed. 2020. The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest. Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Caesar, Ed. The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Caesar, Ed. The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition., Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.

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