Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
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Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus

Author(s): Schwartz, Susan E. B.

Copyright: 2005, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps
Condition: new.

Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over two decades. Few realize he was also one of the great unsung medical pioneers of the 20th century. He was guest of honor at Eisenhower's White House and the cover story of major magazines throughout America, including Sports Illustrated. During the 1940's and 1950's, through his pioneering work in muscles and fitness, Kraus uncovered a shocking truth about American children. And Kraus' work curing back pain brought him into the Kennedy White House and inner circle of Camelot. Finalist 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival Best Book Mountain Literature.

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