Search Results: "Anatoli Boukreev"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2001

"Boukreev was tough as nails and measured others by the same standards; he suffered no fools in the mountains, as is made clear here. He was also a first-class climber and his awesome speed ascents still cast a thrall over the climbing world. (32 pages color photos, not seen)"
Mountaineer Boukreev (The Climb, 1997), who died in an avalanche on Annapurna in 1997, gives a glimpse of his heart-pounding expeditions in this unadorned collection of his climbing journals and occasional articles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"Such a pall of anger and defensiveness hangs over Boukreev's account that only those with a personal interest in his reputation will find much solace in his story."
Mountain guide Boukreev tells his version of the events of the May 1996 Mt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"But the book has a drumming artlessness—think of Upton Sinclair, Frank Norris—that is meant to tell the facts, and then immediately tell them again, and again."
The years of the Yezhov terror, the Great Purge of the Thirties that began with the Zinoviev/Kamenev show trials, occupy the second volume of Rybakov's Arbat Trilogy (Children of the Arbat, 1988)—and the heavy hand of the book seems in keeping with the tenor of its story: a time in Stalin's Russia when betrayal was so disseminated that it became almost unconscious; when by merely breathing, or so it seemed, you could destroy yourself or someone else. Read full book review >