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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival)

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Bestseller! — What happened that night on Dead Mountain?

The mystery of Dead Mountain: 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 mountain climbing 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 the true stories and what really happened.

As gripping and bizarre as Hunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the untold story of Dead Mountain 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.

You’ll love this real-life tale: Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers 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 a historical nonfiction bestseller with the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.

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Anonymous says:

Thoughtful consideration of a sensationalized mystery. Dead Mountain is a well-researched, and respectful book about the Dyatlov Pass incident that took the lives of nine young Russian university students in February of 1959. The mystery around the tragedy is an engrossing one that has been much sensationalized over the years. Film-maker Donnie Eichar cuts through the sensationalism to present a sober investigation into what really happened.At the height of the Cold War and Soviet Union power, ten students of the Ural Polytechnic…

Anonymous says:

Poorly constructed theory, leaves out important evidence, book is 50% about the author! By no means the definitive book on the Dyatlov Incident, so I’m not sure where all these 5-star reviews come from. Do yourself a favor and read the 3-4 other reviews by people who know what a well-researched book should look and sound like before you purchase.OVERALL: The book does a nice job humanizing the members of the group, however chapters are split between the Dyatlov group’s trip, and the author’s own trip back to Russia to research it. The author is very much the…

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