The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest

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It’s the 1930s, and World War I is happening in England. There is a family known as the Wilson’s who have four boys; their third boy will grow up to make a name for himself. At the age of twenty, Maurice Wilson is a war hero with recognition to prove it. After various life circumstances afterward, his dream is to climb Mount Everest. Unfortunately, due to political reasons, he is denied – ha! says Wilson. The Moth and the Mountain is the story of Wilson’s journey over several years as he proves that determination can get you far in life.

I never thought I would be as interested in Mount Everest as am I now after reading The Moth and the Mountain. Not counting Wilson’s human faults, he is an encouragement to many to chase their dreams and think of every possible way around a pitfall to achieve success. Caesar wrote beautifully, he wove years and multitudes of facts together to make a story that is worthy of a heroic man and equally entertaining. Even if you assume you won’t like it, check this book out anyways.

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Author Ed Caesar
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Publish Date 17-Nov-2020
ISBN 9781501143373 Buy this Book
Issue May 2021
Category History