The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond - Stephen O'Shea

The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

By Stephen O'Shea

  • Release Date: 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Essays & Memoirs

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“An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.” —Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review

For centuries the Alps have been witness to the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers, and the dreams of engineers. In The Alps, Stephen O’Shea ("a graceful and passionate writer"—Washington Post) 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 historic events and reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture and society.

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