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Maverick mountaineer / Robert Wainwright

Label
Maverick mountaineer / Robert Wainwright
Title
Maverick mountaineer / Robert Wainwright
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wainwright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world. With a private life torn by war and misguided by social norms, a reputation as an outsider among the British alpine climbing establishment, and some rough and ready 'colonial' habits, Finch was a brilliantly colourful character - so why has he vanished from the pages of history? In this first full-length biography, Robert Wainwright surveys the man who is now best known as the father of Academy award-winning actor Peter Finch - but who was so much more
Summary
George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world
Biography type
individual biography
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10446871
Cataloging source
ANL
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1961-
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Wainwright, Robert
Dewey number
796.522092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Mountaineers
Target audience
adult
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George Ingle Finch, the wild colonial boy who took on the British Alpine establishment
Label
Maverick mountaineer / Robert Wainwright
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460703670
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Maverick mountaineer / Robert Wainwright
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460703670
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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