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Isserman Discusses Ascent of Everest at MVCC

Maurice Isserman
Maurice Isserman

Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman presented “Americans Stand Atop Everest-50 Years Later” on Sept. 9 and 16 at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica and Rome campuses, respectively. The lecture marked the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest.

Isserman has written numerous articles on mountaineering. His book, Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes (2008), co-authored with Stewart Weaver of the University of Rochester, received the Banff Mountain 2008 Best Book — Mountaineering History award.

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