Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills and Susan Lucci became famous for being the runner up, but they bucked the trend as most of those who trail in second disappear into oblivion on the first train to Loserville. Now, finally, we have a book that celebrates the unsung qualities of those who made it to the penultimate rung of the ladder but never quite reached the top. In The First Book Of Seconds ($11) you will find out all about those little known second placers with entries to highlight their still worthy achievements. So who is the second highest hitter of homeruns? What is the world’s second most dangerous animal? The answers to these, and many more besides , are all here for you to devour.
A celebration of the first time the mighty Mount Everest was conquered back in May of 1953. The Conquest of Everest ($28) gives exclusive access to some quite remarkable images and the personal archives of George Lowe, a legendary photographer and climber. He was the in the party who accompanied Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay ...[Read More]