Halfway to Heaven is a different kind of mountain climbing book. Unlike
Into Thin Air or Touching the Void, which feature
well-trained individuals obsessed with the sport, Halfway to Heaven
relates the exploits of forty-four year old "everyman" and novice climber, Mark Obmascik. The result is an entertaining look at a challenging activity from a
viewpoint to which many of us can relate. This is a book for the weekend
warrior, for all of us who watch mountaineering movies from the safety of our
couches, and for those who dream of attempting feats of athleticism - maybe
There will be inevitable comparisons between Halfway to Heaven and Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, and for the most part, they're apt. Both feature middle-age men tackling nature in ways one wouldn't think possible for those in less than peak physical condition. Both authors also see ...
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Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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