[Free eBook] The Last Hero: A Biography of the Explorer Bill Tilman by Tim Madge [20th C Mountaineering Travel Writer]

The Last Hero: A Biography of the Explorer Bill Tilman by British author Tim Madge, an historian and journalist, is a 20th century explorer and travel writer biography, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1995 by Mountaineers Books and this edition contains a brand-new foreword by the author musing about the explorer’s relevance to the 21st century.

This covers the life and times and accomplishments of the late British explorer, mountaineer, and travel writer Bill Tilman, a recipient of the Royal Geographical Society’s Founder’s Gold Medal who climbed Mount Kenya in Africa in the 1920s, participated in early Mount Everest and other Himalayan expeditions in the 1930s, and after WWII took up deep sea sailing to Arctic and Antarctic waters in search of new mountains to climb, where his last ship mysteriously disappeared during the 1970s.

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[Free eBook] Long Voyage Home: True Stories from Britain’s Twilight Maritime Years by Tim Madge [British 20th C Military & Merchant Naval History]

Long Voyage Home: True Stories from Britain’s Twilight Maritime Years by British author Tim Madge, an historian and journalist, is a history of the British Navy and merchant fleets in the 20th century, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1993 by Simon & Schuster and has been updated with a new foreword and afterword for this reprint edition, commenting on the state of naval affairs which has developed in the past 25 years.

This history provides an overview of the British Navy and civilian merchant fleets throughout the 20th century (with a brief update addressing developments in the 21st), from the rise of British marine power in the late Victorian era, drawing upon first-hand accounts to provide a picture of the experiences of the officers and crews of the ships in war and peace, as well as examining the economic and psychological ramifications of modern technological changes.

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