Though the title suggests that this book is a biography of George Mallory, who attempted to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, it mentions his non-Everest life very little. It's more of a retelling of the Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922, and 1924. It's a bit sloppy (if the book is called Mallory of Everest, why is the picture on the cover of George Finch and Geoffrey Bruce?) A better alternative for those who want a book that sums up the expeditions is Sir Francis Younghusband's The Epic of Mount Everest
. Younghusband was the chairman of the Mount Everest Committee, and his 1926 book, which drew on the individual expedition books from those years, is more accurate and, oddly, probably more racially sensitive than Styles' book, written in the 1960s.