Into the Silence
Kenneth M. Bauer, Lecturer in Anthropology, in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and in Writing and Rhetoric

In this carefully researched history, Davis sheds new light on a familiar subject—Mt. Everest. He shows how the exploration of Tibet and the Himalayas first rose out of imperial ambitions but later became a way for Mallory and his generation to rebuild their lives, which had been shattered by the horrors of World War I. In their pursuit of Everest, Mallory and his peers reclaimed, in part, a sense of purpose for themselves and their nation.