The story that Hemingway could never have written:
Sons of Kilimanjaro
Africa's Highest Mountain Waited to Teach Them Its Own Lessons
A novel by Macon Dunnagan
Exciting 'Faction' about a towering symbol of Africa
· Author has twice successfully climbed Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain at 19,388 feet).
· Sons of Kilimanjaro provides a good account on about the Marangu Route up Kilimanjaro.
· Everyone can see a little bit of themself in each of the characters.
· This book accurately portrays what to do and what not to do while climbing Kilimanjaro.
· All characters are believable, average climbers based on people that the author has climbed with.
· Sons of Kilimanjaro is unique in that it has an exciting story based on the factual experience of climbing Kilimanjaro.
· Even if you might never climb Kilimanjaro, this book puts you on the mountain with the characters as they climb.
162 pages, 6x9, ISBN 1-57090-193-7, published by Alexander Books
*Hemingway did not actually climb Kilimanjaro, he just wrote about it ("The Snows of Kilimanjaro")
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(a novel by Macon Dunnagan) Each with his own reason for going, four men arrive in Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Together, they face the challenges of climbing the Marangu route of the mountain, while at the same time developing friendships, overcoming personal hurdles, and coming to grips with their own and each other's limitations. Written by two-time Mount Kilimanjaro climber, Macon Dunnagan, this story accurately portrays the real hardships involved in climbing Kilimanjaro. He accents the positive aspects of the natural beauty of the mountain while describing the real challenges one will face as one climbs from a tropical rainforest below to Arctic white wildness at 19,388 feet to reach the highest point in Africa!
About the Author
Macon Dunnagan was born in Charlotte, NC and raised in Belmont, NC outside of Charlotte NC. He attended Gaston Day School, Lees-McRea College, Wofford College, and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College, then furthered his education at Queens College, Central Piedmont Community College, and summer school at New College Oxford England. He has worked for Piedmont Airlines and USAIRWAYS since 7-19-86 and traveled extensively in Europe, North and South Africa, Caribbean, and Micronesia. He met his wife Michelle (a Canadian) in Fiji in March of 1998, and married her in January, 1999. Macon summited Kilimanjaro February 1, 2000 and again February 3, 2001.
(September 12, 2002) Macon on a visit to the offices of his publisher Alexander Books (in Alexander, North Carolina) showed off his new Ford Excursion with his website proudly emblazoned on the windows (we think that an excellent way for an author to promote his book). In turn, we showed Macon the new cover design (he's holding it) for the forthcoming hardback edition of his novel (which is really beginning to take off). While here, Macon also did an autographing of his book at Western North Carolina's Mountain State Fair near Asheville and was very well received. Congratulations to Macon!
Macon Dunnagan knows what he writes about, he's actually climbed Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa... SEVERAL TIMES! Macon (left) is pictured here on Kilimanjaro highest peak.