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This is an auction for THE WHITE TOWER by James Ramsey Ullman. reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!! What a wonderful surprise. It was a page turner from the start. There was not a boring part in the whole book. I have never climbed a mountain but the book brought the adventure alive for me and I followed every step the characters took."

"The White Tower was written towards the end of WW2 and is set in that time. Although it hinges on a coincidence right from the start, if you go along with it it's a good story & well-written. Ullman gathers together a number of characters struggling with their role (or lack of role) in the War, and sets his main character, Ordway, to collect them all together in an attempt to conquer an unclimbed peak (the Weissturm, or White Tower). Since the group includes an Austrian who fled from her Nazi husband, an Englishman who failed repeatedly on Everest & who was unable to force himself to join in the War, a Frenchman who deserted & retreated with all his wordly goods, a confirmed Nazi, an American who crashed his plane nearby and a Swiss guide, the dynamics are interesting. Tensions mount as they struggle up the mountain and the effort & altitude take their toll (those who've read "Into Thin Air" will recognize some of the symptoms, although the Weissturm is not so high), but the characters remain true to themselves and the end rings true. For climbers, it's also an interesting window on what climbing used to be, with a strong emphasis on 'the fellowship of the rope'. I recommend it!"

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Hardback 1945.

376 pages.

The dust jacket is in poor condition. The book is in good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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