Shortly after I featured the trailer on this blog, I was sent a copy of Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar
by Donnie Eichar
Release Date: 2013-10-22
In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers’ own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author’s retracing of the hikers’ fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers narrative, the investigators’ efforts, and the author’s investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.
I just received this book, and haven’t had a chance to read it yet. In the meantime, check out these great posts about this book:
- Dead Mountain by Donnie Eicher. over at http://askural.com
- Investigating the Mystery of Dead Mountain and … – Chronicle Books over at http://www.chroniclebooks.com
- Must Read Book: Dead Mountain over at http://www.chicmamala.com
Big Thanks to Donnie Eichar for sending me a copy of this book!!
AND as always, big thanks to you for popping by to see what I was rambling on about. LOL
Hope you have a great week.
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