Coronation Everest by Jan Morris

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Published by Burford Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Reporters and reporting,
  • Mountaineering,
  • Sports,
  • Biography,
  • Mount Everest Expedition,
  • (1953),
  • Mountaineers,
  • New Zealand

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8781073M
ISBN 101580800475
ISBN 109781580800471

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Coronation Everest User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Morris's account of Hillary and Tenzing's historic climb to the top of Mt. Everest was. THE A5 BOOK REVIEW Coronation Everest is a firsthand account in by noted travel writer Jan Morris (James Morris at the time) of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay.

The Times was a sponsor, and so Morris got the chance to accompany the British-led expedition to one camp below the summit.

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Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum.

She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and, more recently, the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere.4/5().

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This is a wonderfully written book of the events surrounding the historic Everest expedition of 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/5(28).

Coronation Everest, by James Morris For an up-close outsider's view of the first ascent of Mount Everest, try reading James Morris' Coronation Everest.

Morris was the Times correspondent attached to the expedition, who gained exclusive coverage in exchange for his employer's sponsorship. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Morris, Jan, Coronation Everest. New York, Dutton [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.

'It was Morris who broke the news that a British-led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen's coronation in Allied to physical courage in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the news home, Morris scooped the world and was launched on one of the most remarkable literary careers in 5/5.

Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of : The Queen presented the 14 members of the expedition with special edition Coronation medals with the extra wording 'Mount Everest Expedition'.

The first overseas tour The Queen undertook after the Coronation was to Bermuda, Jamaica, Panama, Fiji, Tonga and.

Coronation Everest James Morris. Read August In the minds of some, the last hurrah of the British Empire was the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II: for on that same day, the world heard news of the ascent of Mount Everest.

Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL (born 2 October ) is a Welsh historian, author and travel is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy (–), a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York published under her birth name, James, untilwhen she had gender reassignment after transitioning Nationality: Welsh.

While on field assignment, Winchester came across a copy of Coronation Everest by James Morris, a book that gave a detailed account of the expedition that resulted in the first ever successful ascent of Mount Everest.

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'It was Morris who broke the news that a British-led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen's coronation /5(28). The coronation of Elizabeth II took place on 2 June at Westminster Abbey, London. She acceded to the throne at the age of 25 upon the death of her father, George VI, on 6 Februarybeing proclaimed queen by her privy and executive councils shortly afterwards.

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