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To learn about and order Broughton Coburn's other books, please click on the titles below.

Everest: Mountain Without Mercy
(National Geographic Books)

Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest
(with Jamling Tenzing Norgay; HarperSanFrancisco)

Triumph on Everest: A Photo-biography of Sir Edmund Hillary
(National Geographic Books)

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A glimpse of the reviews from Broughton Coburn's second book, Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Hearth (Anchor / Doubleday)

". . . an entirely new vision of America through the eyes of a remarkable woman. . . Coburn and his fiancée, Didi Thunder, found their views of America transformed by Aama's ingenious and unpredictable responses to the 25-state odyssey they made...."

LIFE Magazine


"A magical, excruciating journey...."

The Sunday Oregonian


"...with the enormous help of his future wife, Didi, and friends, he finds that personal discovery rarely occurs on the surface, and that true discernment is never easy, especially when both Aama and Didi appear to forsake him. A lovely, memorable tale, with fascinating photos."

San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle Book Review


"Aama ends up teaching more than she learns, and when her journey ends, her hosts' lives are forever changed. The reader, too, while often amused, is often enlightened and will long remember the charm and wisdom of Aama."

Santa Barbara News-Press