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How the English Made the Alps
     

How the English Made the Alps

by Jim Ring
 

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Jim Ring tells the story of the English love affair with the Alps, from its beginnings in the early Romantic movement, through the formation of the Alpine Club, to the interwar years and the development of downhill skiing.

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Jim Ring tells the story of the English love affair with the Alps, from its beginnings in the early Romantic movement, through the formation of the Alpine Club, to the interwar years and the development of downhill skiing.

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ISBN-13:
9780571276424
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Ring is an author and film-maker. Four of his titles are being reissued in Faber Finds: Erskine Childers; How the English Made the Alps; We Come Unseen: The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submariners; Riviera: The Rise and Rise of the Cote d'Azur., Jim Ring's 1996 debut, Erskine Childers, won the Marsh Prize for biography. It was followed by How the English Made the Alps which was described as 'fascinating' by the Daily Telegraph and 'evocative and entertaining' by the Financial Times. His collective biography of Britain's leading Cold War submariners, We Come Unseen, won the Mountbatten Prize and was called 'a welcome acknowledgement of one of the Cold War's little-known aspects' by the Sunday Telegraph.

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