Maurice Isserman

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Maurice Isserman is a Professor of History at Hamilton College who specializes in modern U.S. History, American radical movements, and global exploration and mountaineering. Famous for his writing on the 1960s, Isserman's book, The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. More recently, Isserman co-authored Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes with Stewart Weaver in 2008. 

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February/March 2007

The farthest, coldest outpost of President Kennedy’s New Frontier turned out to be in the Himalayas.