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Vol. 2 No. 2 (2021): Mediating Mountains

False Summit: Gender in Mountaineering Nonfiction. By Julie Rak (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021), 268pp.

July 22, 2021


This is a review of Julie Rak's monograph False Summit (2021).


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