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2011 Book Reviews, edited by David S. Stevenson

Books published in 2010 and reviewed in the 2011 AAJ:

  • Desert Towers: Fat Cat Summits and Kitty Litter Rock. By Steve “Crusher” Bartlett
  • The Last Man on the Mountain:  The Death of an American Adventurer on K2. By Jennifer Jordan
  • One Mountain Thousand Summits, The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2. By Freddie Wilkinson.
  • Fail Falling. By Royal Robbins
  • ClimbingPhilosophy for Everyone: Because It’s There. By Stephen E. Schmid
  • Ron Fawcett Rock Athlete. By Ron Fawcett, with Ed Douglas
  • The Sunny Top of California: Sierra Nevada Poems and a Story. By Norman Schaefer
  • Unexpected: Thirty Years Of Patagonia Catalog Photography. By Jane Sievert & Jennifer Ridgeway
  • Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers. By Frederic Hartemann & Robert Hauptman
  • Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk. By Joseph E. Taylor III

2010 AAJ Book Reviews, edited by David S. Stevenson

Books published in 2009 and reviewed in the 2010 AAJ:

  • K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain. By Ed Viesturs, with David Roberts
  • K2: Lies and Treachery. By Robert Marshall
  • Beyond the Mountain. By Steve House.
  • To Be Brave, My Life, Volume 1. By Royal Robbins
  • Early Days In the Range of Light: Encounters With Legendary Mountaineers. By Daniel Arnold
  • The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers In the Seventies. By Dean Fidelman, John Long, and others
  • The Last Of His Kind; The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America’s Boldest Mountaineer. By David Roberts
  • Pickets And Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier. By Bree Loewen
  • Hooker & Brown. By Jerry Auld

2009 AAJ Book Reviews, edited by David S. Stevenson

Books published in 2008 and reviewed in the 2009 AAJ:

  • Fallen GiantsA History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes. By Maurice Isserman & Stewart Weaver.
  • Dark Summit: the True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season. By Nick Heil.
  • High Crimes: the Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed. By Michael Kodas.
  • Dead Lucky: My Journey Home from Everest. By Lincoln Hall.
  • Thin White Line. By Andy Cave.
  • Explorers of the Infinite: The Secret Spiritual Lives of Extreme Athletes—and What They Reveal About Near-Death Experiences, Psychic Communication, and Touching the Beyond. By Maria Coffey
  • Forget Me Not: A Memoir. By Jennifer Lowe-Anker.
  • Tomaz Humar. By Bernadette McDonald
  • Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa. By Majka Burhardt, with color photography by Gabe Rogel.
  • First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs. By Stephen Venables.
  • Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia. By Elizabeth and Nicholas Clinch.

2008 AAJ Book Reviews, edited by David S. Stevenson

Books published in 2007 and reviewed in the 2008 AAJ:

  • Yosemite in the Sixties, by Glen Denny. Reviewed by Joe Fitschen
  • Forever on the Mountain, by James M. Tabor. Reviewed by Jed Williamson
  • Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall, edited by Valerie Mendenhall Cohen. Reviewed by Katie Ives
  • Brotherhood of the Rope: the Biography of Charlie Houston, by Bernadette McDonald. Reviewed by Cameron M. Burns
  • High Infatuation: A Climber’s Guide to Love and Gravity, by Steph Davis. Reviewed by Emily Stifler
  • The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father, by John Harlin III. Reviewed by David Roberts
  • Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest, by Stephen Venables. Reviewed by Jeff McCarthy
  • Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature, by Christopher Van Tilburg. Reviewed by Nicholas O’Connell
  • Soul of the Heights50 Years Going to the Mountains, by Ed Cooper. Reviewed by Gordon Wiltsie
  • Night Driving, Invention of the Wheel & Other Blues, by Dick Dorworth. Reviewed by David Stevenson
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