Emil Henry signs Triumph And Tragedy: The Life of Edward Whymper

I must admit, I knew nothing about Mr Henry’s book when I was asked to host his signing on Saturday, the 24th of September. I knew even less about Edward Whymper.  I have learned more than a few details on the subject of this book, and I am looking forward to learning more about the life and experiences of an artist and outdoorsman who was first to scale the Matterhorn, set precedent for the use of sleds in Arctic exploration by employing them in his exploration of Greenland, and was the first to link altitude sickness to atmospheric pressure during his exploration of the Andes.

Mr. Henry,also an outdoorsman and adventurer, first became interested in Edward Whymper during his own expedition into the Alps in 1984. Mr. Henry is also a lawyer and a former FCC Commissioner appointed to the post by President Kennedy.  He served in this position from 1963 to 1966.  Mr Henry’s signing will be at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday

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