Monica Shine

Perryville Branch


The time it takes to fallPosted November 3, 2010

There are certain moments in American history which define a generation. One such moment occurred in January 1986, as much of America watched live as the space shuttle Challenger launched from Florida. A mere 73 seconds after liftoff, the unthinkabl...

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disasterPosted November 3, 2010

29,0208 feet, 8,848 meters. The highest spot on the planet. The Nepelese call her Sagarmatha, the Tibetans call her Chomolungma but most of the world knows her by the name of Everest. On May 10, 1996 Jon Krakauer, a columnist for Outside Magazine s...

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