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Alps, The: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi & Beyond

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  • Alps, The: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi & Beyond 
    Title: Alps, The: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi & Beyond
    Author: O'SHEA STEPHEN
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 04/04/2017
    Imprint: NORTON
    Price: $16.95
    Publishing status: Active

    The Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers-and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. He explores the reality behind Hannibal's crossing; he reveals how the Alps have influenced culture from Frankenstein to Heidi and The Sound of Music; and he visits the spot of Sherlock Holmes's death scene, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in the First World War and Hitler's notorious Eagle's Nest. Throughout, O'Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operators and yodelers who define the Alps today.

    ISBN: 9780393246858
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