The Last Of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byDavid Roberts

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In The Last of His Kind, renowned adventure writer David Roberts gives readers a spellbinding history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, has praised David Roberts, saying, “Nobody alive writes better about mountaineering”—and nowhere is that truth more evident than in this breathtaking account of the life and exploits of America’s greatest mountain climber. <_o3a_p>

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“Stunning and stirring.”—Boston Globe In The Last of His Kind, renowned adventure writer David Roberts gives readers a spellbinding history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, has praised D...

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American Brad Washburn's impact on his protégés and imitators was as profound as that of any other adventurer in the twentieth century. Unquestionably regarded as the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and as one of the finest mountain photographers of all time, Washburn transformed American attitudes toward wilderness and revolut...

David Roberts is an avid climber and the author of more than twenty books, includingThe Mountain of My Fear, which was named onNational Geographic Adventure's list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time. His articles have appeared inNational Geographic Adventure,Men's Journal, andSmithsonian, among other publications. He lives...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.84 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061560958

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“A well-crafted biography of ‘the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history.’ Because the author knows the world of climbing so well, as both practitioner and chronicler, he brings an insider’s perspective to this life of mountaineer and photographer Bradford Washburn (1910-2007). As a longtime friend of his subject, Roberts writes with measured authority about Washburn . . . Roberts’s style effectively captures the suspense and danger of Washburn’s adventures. A thorough and admiring portrait.” (Kirkus Reviews)