Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1071-274
CORONATION EVEREST Jan Morris 2000 New Paperback
By Morris, Jan
Price: $0.49

List Price: $14.95
You Save $14.46 (97%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

New Jersey, 2000 [1958]. 160 pp, b/w photos. New paperback.

Jan Morris (then John Morris) was the London Times' official reporter on the 1953 British Everest ascent expedition. This superb account of the first ascent has long been out of print. New Paperback.

This is a wonderfully written book of the events surrounding the historic Everest expedition of 1953 which saw Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summit Mount Everest. It was written by special correspondent for The London Times, James Morris, who accompanied the expedition and first broke the news to the world of the successful summit. The news fortuitously reached England on the eve of Queen Elizabeth's the II coronation of June 2, 1953, and was the cause for much nationalistic pride. Hence, the name of the book.

The book is reflective of the time in which it was written and evokes a feeling of an era long gone. Therein lies its charm. Nostalgia buffs will love it, as will those readers looking to consume anything about Everest. It will not disappoint, though the book is not about the climb to the summit in the strictest sense. The book chronicles in great detail the author's journey to Everest, as well as his personal experiences and observations while at Everest, waiting to break the story of the end result of the historic climb to the summit. It also chronicles the cloak and dagger methodology which he employed in order maintain exclusivity for The London Times.

It should be noted in the interest of clarity and to avoid confusion, that times do indeed change. The author, James Morris is a hell of a writer, and the book is well worth reading.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MOUNT EVEREST MASSIF GUIDE Jan Kielkowski 2000 2nd ed New Paperback 4 Copies Available
By: Kielkowski, Jan
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # GB305-5044
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MADMAN OF MOUNT EVEREST Ann Livesay 2000 Paperback Fine
By: Livesay, Ann
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $13.01 (87%)
- Item # OP7162-584
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JOSHUA TREE BOULDERING 2000 2nd ed New Paperback SIGNED by Mari Gingery
By: Gingery, Mari
Price $1.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.05 (92%)
- Item # GB561-956
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOW VALLEY ROCK Chris Perry and Joe Josephson 2000 Paperback Fine
By: Perry, Chris and Joe Josephson
Price $29.95
- Item # GB41-504
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
40 HIKES IN TENNESSEE'S SOUTH CUMBERLAND Russ Manning 2000 3rd ed New Paperback
By: Manning, Russ
Price $0.95 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $12.00 (93%)
- Item # GB2315-956
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A WISE ADVENTURE NEW ZEALAND IN ANTARCTICA 1920 - 1960 Templeton 2000 1st ed Paperback
By: Templeton, Malcolm
Price $20.00
- Item # PL285
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE INNOCENT ON EVEREST Izzard 1954 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Izzard, Ralph.
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $7.01 (70%)
- Item # OP335C-612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A FINE KIND OF MADNESS: MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES TALL AND TRUE Laura and Guy Waterman 2000 1st ed New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Waterman, Laura and Guy
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $7.96 (47%)
- Item # BK5696-1352
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE INNOCENT ON EVEREST Izzard 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Izzard, Ralph
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.01 (67%)
- Item # OP335-6122
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE INNOCENT ON EVEREST Izzard 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Ed Hillary
By: Izzard, Ralph
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $151.00 (60%)
- Item # OP335A-612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH Eric Newby 1986 New Paperback
By: Newby, Eric
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $11.00 (74%)
- Item # BK1105B-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST STEP: THE AMERICAN ASCENT OF K2 Rick Ridgeway 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Jim Whittaker, Jim Wickwire, Bill Sumner, Craig Anderson and Dianne Roberts
By: Ridgeway, Rick
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $51.00 (34%)
- Item # OP438C-297
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOUNG EXPLORERS Richard Gilbert 1979 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Gilbert, Richard
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $24.01 (96%)
- Item # OP8365-6124
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE DESERT: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN-BRITISH-SWEDISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION Joan Giaever 1954 Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Giaever, John
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # PL5982-239
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KAMPF UM DEN HIMALAJA [BATTLE FOR THE HIMALAYA] Paul Bauer 1937 reprint No DJ Near Fine
By: Bauer, Paul
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP3197-610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ARCTIC YEAR Peter Freuchen and Finn Salomonsen 1958 Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Freuchen, Peter and Finn Salomonsen
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # PL5964-239
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INDIAN ADVENTURE: A BACKPACKER'S GUIDE TO INDIA Amanda Moorhouse 1993 Paperback Fine
By: Moorhouse, Amanda
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $16.01 (80%)
- Item # BK5836-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FIVE MILES HIGH: THE STORY OF AN ATTACK ON THE SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD BY THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRST AMERICAN KARAKORAM EXPEDITION Charles Houston and Robert Bates 2000 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $14.96 (88%)
- Item # BK690A-91738
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PHONOGRAPH RECORD! EVEREST: EXPEDITION ZUM ENDPUNKT [EVEREST: EXPEDITION TO THE ULTIMATE]. Slipcase SIGNED by Reinhold Messner 45 RPM
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $48.99 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $76.01 (61%)
- Item # OP3761AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REACH FOR THE SKY Pat Falvey 1998 1st Irish edition Hardcover DJ 3 Copies Available
By: Falvey, Pat with Dan Collins
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $41.96 (84%)
- Item # BK444-6353
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart