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 #: BK2183C-482
BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES HOUSTON 2007 1st ed Hardcover w/DVD Like New SIGNED by Bernadette McDonald and Charles S. Houston
By McDonald, Bernadette
Price: $225.00

List Price: $250.00
You Save $25.00 (10%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Seattle, The Mountaineers,2007, 1st edition. 252 pp, many photos. Also includes a DVD of 2 K2 films, K2 in 1938 and 1953. Pictorial hardcover - No dust jacket issued. Book is Like New. Finalist for the 2007 Boardman Tasker prize.

SIGNED on the title Front End Paper FEP
by Charles S. Houston and Bernadette McDonald


It was a failed summit attempt and a failed rescue in the Himalaya that brought Charles Houston, M.D., fame and adulation in the mountaineering world. His leadership of the K2 expedition of 1953 is still celebrated as the embodiment of all that is right and good in the mountains.
 
This biography is unlike any other we have read in the literature of mountaineering. Although those of us who know Charlie through mountaineering or high altitude research hold him in the highest regard, his personal and medical career was as checkered as any of us. He faced many personal and professional disappointments and self doubts, and has allowed Bernadette to tell his story with more candor and self revelation than is found in even the most revealing exposes. Frankly, this book is absolutely remarkable, and will create quite a buzz in the mountaineering community.
 
In Brotherhood of the Rope, Bernadette McDonald traces the development of an American hero. Houston is a mountaineer whose groundbreaking medical experiments on altitude and the human body helped calibrate the nation's WWII air-assault strategy and shorten the war. This is the man personally recruited by Sergeant Shriver to lead the first Peace Corps programs in India; the friend whom Bill Moyers credits with saving his life; the physician who built some of the first artificial-heart prototypes in his garage. Dr. Charles S. Houston passed away in in 2009 at age 96. 
 
Includes DVD documentary--with historical film footage--of the epic American attempts of K2 in 1938 and 1953, and the resulting rescue that remains one of mountaineering's most harrowing stories. This DVD alone is worth the price of the book!

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES HOUSTON Bernadette McDonald Paperback Fine
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $12.95 ~ Regular $19.00, You Save $6.05 (32%)
- Item # BK2245-539
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WINTER 8000 [Paperback]: CLIMBING THE WORLD'S 14 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE COLDEST SEASON Bernadette McDonald 2020 1st ed Trade Paperback New Multiple copies available
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $19.95
- Item # BK4237-4822
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOING HIGH: THE STORY OF MAN AND ALTITUDE Charles Houston 1980 1st ed Paperback Fine SIGNED by Charles Houston
By: Houston, Charles
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # OP2685CAB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WINTER 8000 [Rare UK Hardcover]: CLIMBING THE WORLD'S 14 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE COLDEST SEASON Bernadette McDonald 2020 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Multiple copies available
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $59.95
- Item # BK4237-4827
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN 1955 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Charles Houston & Bob Bates
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $224.99 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $275.01 (55%)
- Item # OP412K-288
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FREEDOM CLIMBERS Bernadette McDonald 2012 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $29.99
- Item # BK2526A-784
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOING HIGHER: THE STORY OF MAN AND ALTITUDE 1987 3rd ed Paperback Near Fine SIGNED by Charles Houston
By: Houston, Charles
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $29.96 (60%)
- Item # OP685B-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: 8611M Charles Houston 1954 1st edition Softcover Fine SIGNED by 6: Charles Houston Pete Schoening Bob Bates Tony Streather Bob Craig and Dee Molenaar
By: Houston, Charles, Bob Bates and George Bell
Price $475.00
- Item # OP2250AB-385
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ALTITUDE PHYSIOLOGY STUDY: COLLECTED PAPERS 1982 1st ed Softcover (only edition) Fine SIGNED by Charles Houston
By: Houston, Charles
Price $54.00 ~ Regular $235.00, You Save $181.00 (77%)
- Item # OP4124AB-677p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHY I CLIMB: PERSONAL INSIGHTS OF TOP CLIMBERS Steve Gardiner 1990 1st ed Paperback Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Gardiner, Steve
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # OP1247-6123
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES HOUSTON Bernadette McDonald Paperback Fine
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $12.95 ~ Regular $19.00, You Save $6.05 (32%)
- Item # BK2245-539
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WINTER 8000 [Paperback]: CLIMBING THE WORLD'S 14 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE COLDEST SEASON Bernadette McDonald 2020 1st ed Trade Paperback New Multiple copies available
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $19.95
- Item # BK4237-4822
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FREEDOM CLIMBERS Bernadette McDonald 2012 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $29.99
- Item # BK2526A-784
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WINTER 8000 [Rare UK Hardcover]: CLIMBING THE WORLD'S 14 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE COLDEST SEASON Bernadette McDonald 2020 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Multiple copies available
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $59.95
- Item # BK4237-4827
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING AND ITS LITERATURE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY W.R. Neate 1978 1st ed Hardcover DJ Like New SIGNED by Jill Neate
By: Neate, W.R.
Price $150.00
- Item # OP602C-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHITE WINDS: AMERICA'S MOST TRAGIC MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITION Joe Wilcox 1981 1st ed or 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Wilcox, Joe
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $70.00, You Save $35.00 (50%)
- Item # OP1696D-3852
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: EXPLORING THE HIGH PEAKS OF CHINA AND TIBET 1983 1st edition Hardcover DJ Fine FLAT SIGNED by Galen Rowell
By: Rowell, Galen
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $195.00, You Save $126.00 (65%)
- Item # OP1334A-942p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EVEREST LHOTSE ADVENTURE Albert Eggler 1957 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Ernst Reiss [Lhotse 1st Ascent]
By: Eggler, Albert
Price $395.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $55.00 (12%)
- Item # OP2297EAB-385
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE PUSH: A YOSEMITE CLIMBER'S JOURNEY OF ENDURANCE, RISK AND GOING BEYOND LIMITS 2017 Reprint Hardcover SIGNED by Tommy Caldwell Multiple copies available
By: Caldwell, Tommy
Price $19.95
- Item # BK2709A-4827
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST DIARY: BASED ON THE PERSONAL DIARY OF LUTE JERSTAD 1966 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Tom Hornbein and Jim Whittaker
By: McCallum, John and Lute Jerstad
Price $149.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $0.01 (0%)
- Item # OP344B-753
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CHALLENGE 1977 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $185.00
- Item # OP194B-3853
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington 3 Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.00 (10%)
- Item # OP283-4983
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MANY PEOPLE COME LOOKING LOOKING 1980 1st edition DJ Fine SIGNED by Galen Rowell
By: Rowell, Galen
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $25.00 (17%)
- Item # OP1031-942p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HERMANN BUHL: CLIMBING WITHOUT COMPROMISE 2000 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Messner, Reinhold and Horst Hofler
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $105.00 (52%)
- Item # OP1980B-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー