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#1    The_Student

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

Didn't quite know where to put this, but can anyone recommend a good book on the Dyatlov Pass Incident?


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:14 PM

Try these:

http://www.amazon.co...ix=Dyat,aps,205

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

There's a thread on the go about Dylatov...
http://www.unexplain...howtopic=250435

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:49 PM

View PostEldorado, on 05 December 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

There's a thread on the go about Dylatov...
http://www.unexplain...howtopic=250435

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I don't recall many books mentioned on that thread. I could be wrong though.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 02:10 AM

View PostChild of Bast, on 05 December 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

I don't recall many books mentioned on that thread. I could be wrong though.

Me either but I thought the thread itself may be of interest to the OP, which they probably haven't noticed or they would have posted their request in that thread.

This is known in my country as 'trying to be friendly'.  :)


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

You? Trying to be friendly? :o :P

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:56 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 04 December 2013 - 10:14 PM, said:


I was dithering between these very two, was hoping someone could give a recommendation for one or the other of them :) my budget won't stretch to both!


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

Don't forget your local library!


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

View PostThe_Student, on 04 December 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

Didn't quite know where to put this, but can anyone recommend a good book on the Dyatlov Pass Incident?

I got both Eicher and McCloskey for Christmas.  I'm more than halfway through McCloskey right now.  It's comprehensive, gives lots of background helpful to understanding Russia at the time of the incident and to understanding how these students and their trek fit into that socio-political picture, covers just about every possible explanation you could think of for what happened.  OTOH, it reads sometimes like a poorly organized master's thesis, and there were times in the Russian military sections that my eyes just glazed over (could be me).  I'd recommend this one as a good starter book for an overview of the incident.

Haven't read Eicher yet, but I understand its strength is in doing a good job of weaving three narratives together: the students' story, the story of the search/recovery, and the author's search for answers.  (McCloskey is short on narrative to make the students come alive, IMO). Unlike McCloskey, Eicher apparently comes up with his own answer for what happened. Without having read this one, I can't make more of a direct comparison, but I'd say try to get your hands on both if you can as they each apparently have their own strengths and weaknesses.  Enjoy!  I'm fascinated by this mystery.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:53 PM

View Post2-B, on 01 January 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:



I got both Eicher and McCloskey for Christmas.  I'm more than halfway through McCloskey right now.  It's comprehensive, gives lots of background helpful to understanding Russia at the time of the incident and to understanding how these students and their trek fit into that socio-political picture, covers just about every possible explanation you could think of for what happened.  OTOH, it reads sometimes like a poorly organized master's thesis, and there were times in the Russian military sections that my eyes just glazed over (could be me).  I'd recommend this one as a good starter book for an overview of the incident.

Haven't read Eicher yet, but I understand its strength is in doing a good job of weaving three narratives together: the students' story, the story of the search/recovery, and the author's search for answers.  (McCloskey is short on narrative to make the students come alive, IMO). Unlike McCloskey, Eicher apparently comes up with his own answer for what happened. Without having read this one, I can't make more of a direct comparison, but I'd say try to get your hands on both if you can as they each apparently have their own strengths and weaknesses.  Enjoy!  I'm fascinated by this mystery.

Updating the above in case anyone is interested. I finished Donnie Eicher's "Dead Mountain" last night. It's a page turner I could barely put down, even though I had just finished McCloskey's book right before starting it. If you read only one, I guess I'd pick Eicher, but my best advice would be to read both and start with McCloskey. As compelling a narrative as Eicher creates and as persuasive as his conclusion may be, he skips over things you wouldn't know (and should) without McCloskey.

Either which way, this story will haunt you for a long time to come.


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 01:25 AM

There has been a Russian documentary filmed at the time , strongly recommend . And some of the people interviewed wrote some books on the case, so

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