Jim Moss, AAC’s Library Committee Chair and Book Club fearless leader writes in:
It is amazing but no matter what happens when the AAC Book Club gets together, there is a discussion about a book….. This past meeting, we were a little shy on people and still had two different positions about Robert Birkby’s book Mountain Madness! One side loved it and one side did not! It can’t get any better than that.
Contrary to earlier reporting that we’d be reading Freddie Wilkinson’s book, our book for October 12 is Jennifer Jordan’s The Last Man on the Mountain. Jennifer writes a great story about the 1938 K2 climb and the controversy surrounding it. This will be the second book the Book Club has read by Jennifer. The first was K2 the Savage Mountain.
November’s meeting we will read Brotherhood of the Rope by Bernadette McDonald. This book is the autobiography of Dr. Charlie Houston. Charlie was one of the foundations of American Mountaineering as Wilderness Medicine. This is a very entertaining book.
As the year end comes around, and you have that extra money you’ve been meaning to find someplace to donate, take a look at making a gift to the AAC Library. (OK, I know that there is not a lot of extra money sitting around this year, but ….) The book club is a free service of the AAC library, you can even borrow the books for free if you want (if you are an AAC member), so a donation would be cool and could really be used by the library this year. Thanks, in advance!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the next two meetings to talk about both great books.