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The Samuel Johnson Prize is awarded annually by the BBC to an author for the best non-fiction work of the year. 2012's winner was the Canadian Wade Davis, for his book "Into the Silence: The Great War, ____ and the Conquest of Everest".

Which explorer (whose name has been blanked from the title above) is the primary focus of this book?

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