Most widely held works by Clint Willis
The boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation by Clint Willis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
"This book tells the story of Bonington's Boys: a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement, and heart-breaking loss. Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of mountaineering's most legendary figures, who gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly terrible risks on now-legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks - and they paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it?" "The Boys of Everest offers the closest thing to an answer we'll ever have. The book draws on interviews with surviving climbers and others as well as a half-century of expedition accounts, journals, letters and memoirs. It offers riveting descriptions of what Bonington's Boys found in the world's highest mountains - as well as an understanding of what they lost there."--BOOK JACKET.
Epic : stories of survival from the world's highest peaks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
A collection of fifteen memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the world's worst possible conditions.
Wild : stories of survival from the world's most dangerous places ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
"The wilderness--forest, desert, glacier, jungle--has been the scene of the past century's most exciting stories and inspired some of its best writers, from Edward Abbey and Jack London to Norman Maclean and Jon Krakauer. Wild contains 14 selections of their finest work, for people who love the wilderness and readers who love great writing. Many of these stories are first-hand accounts of adventures lived by the writers themselves."--Blurb.
Mob : stories of death and betrayal from organized crime ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Opens terrifying windows on the brutal and mysterious world of organized crime, a world that includes murderous wiseguys, scheming Dons and undercover agents risking their lives to break the Mob's most powerful syndicates. Includes both true and fictional stories.
Ice : stories of survival from polar exploration ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Contains fifteen prose stories about polar exploration by a variety of authors, including Barry Lopez, Nancy Mitford, Richard E. Byrd, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and others.
Fire fighters : stories of survival from the front lines of firefighting ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Contains over twenty true accounts by and about firefighters who survived life threatening situations in the course of their work.
High : stories of survival from Everest and K2 ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Everest and K2, two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. With writing from Matt Dickinson, Chris Bonington, David Roberts and others, these stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world's most dangerous places, yet why the world's best climbers can't stay away from them. "High" is an adventure audiobook at its most compelling. Winner of Publisher's Weekly Listen Up Award.
Climb : stories of survival from rock, snow, and ice ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Mountaineers share their experiences of climbing El Capitan, Everest, Grand Teton, and Eiger.
Crimes of New York : stories of crooks, killers and corruption from the world's toughest city ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Fourteen stories from New York's criminal past cover the field, from draft riots during the Civil War to prohibition, modern-day gang violence, and murder.
What do I do with my money now? : answers for any market from Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and other investors you can trust ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Rough water : stories of survival from the sea ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Hear the riveting stories of men and women battling the elements, and often each other, to stay alive, confronting savage storms, rogue waves, mountainous icebergs, sharks, starvation and their own fear and suffering.
Son of man : great writing about Jesus Christ ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
[This book] brings together twenty-one pieces of great writing inspired by Western civilization's most influential figure. Novelists such as Nikos Kazantzakis have reimagined the story to create deeply moving versions of Jesus. Thinkers such as Stephen Mitchell and Henry David Thoreau have drawn inspiration from it to explore our relationships with each other and with God and nature. Countless writers have drawn upon Jesus' story in their search for meaning in their own lives. Passionate scholars such as John Dominic Crossan and Jack Miles have looked beyond the New Testament to understand the historical Jesus. Together, their work creates a moving portrait of a man whose life and death continue to shape our own lives and the meanings we give to them. -Dust jacket.
Semper Fi : stories of the United States Marines from boot camp to battle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
A collection of true stories chronicling the experiences of United States Marines from boot camp to war.
Storm : stories of survival from land and sea ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Most people associate storms and other big weather with death, with the kind of force that makes each of us wonder about life, and time and the nature of our surroundings. Some people go out looking for bad weather or go to places where they're likely to encounter it. Others have the misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, the stories in "Storm" have more to say than that. They tell us about what happens when people find that treacherous weather or when it finds them and we are reminded of the fragility of life, the capriciousness of Nature's will, and how little we can do when both cross paths.
The Lawrence Durrell travel reader by Lawrence Durrell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
We are the people : voices from the other side of American history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Jesus is not a Republican : the religious right's war on America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
The war : stories of life and death from World War II ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Presents an unforgettable mosaic of memoirs from soldiers, citizens and historians, detailing the immense tragedy that stretched from the Western Front to the Pacific Theater.
Wise guys : stories of mobsters from Jersey to Vegas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Dark stories of madness, murder and the supernatural ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
"Dark" offers chilling stories, both fiction and real life, about the things that scare us the most: murder, hauntings, visitations, insanity and our own vulnerability! Examined through the eyes of some of the world's most gifted writers, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, W.W. Jacobs, Iain Banks, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Paul Bowles, Will Self, Marjorie Bowen, A.M. Burrage, Blue Balliett. We feel the malice of serial murderers, the cold evil of the undead, the unreasoning hatred of the insane, and, most of all, the incomprehensible suffering of their victims!
Abstracts Adventure and adventurers Adventure stories, American Airplane crash survival Anecdotes Asia--Mount Everest Audiobooks Biography Bonington, Chris Crime Criminals Detective and mystery stories, American Discoveries in geography Durrell, Lawrence Fiction Fire extinction Fires Great Britain History Humor Investment analysis Investments Jesus Christ Literary collections Literary journeys Marines Mountaineering Mountaineering accidents Mountaineers New York (State)--New York Organized crime Pakistan--K2 (Mountain) Personal narratives Polar regions Political and social views Political science Portfolio management Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) Rock climbing Snow and ice climbing Social history Sources Storms Survival Travel United States United States.--Marine Corps Voyages and travels Wilderness survival World War (1939-1945)