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Lawrence Grassi : from Piedmont to the Rocky Mountains

Author: Elio Costa; Gabriele Pietro Scardellato
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive biography of this Canadian mountain hero, Lawrence Grassi will be essential reading for those interested in the history of immigration, sport, and the Rocky Mountains.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Lawrence Grassi; Lawrence Grassi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elio Costa; Gabriele Pietro Scardellato
ISBN: 9781442648494 144264849X 9781442626249 1442626240
OCLC Number: 903769649
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xix, 308 pages : illustratiosn ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. The Beginnings: Falmenta, the Cannobino Valley, and Emigration 2. "Dear Son Write to Me": Those Left Behind and Life on the North Shore 3. Lawrence Grassi in the Mountains 4. The Trail Maker Epilogue: "A Symbol and a Legend of the Canadian Rockies" Appendix: Letters from the Grassi Collection, in Translation
Responsibility: Elio Costa and Gabriele Scardellato.

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"Meticulously researched by the authors, both highly qualified academics, this biography reveals much about Grassi and his experiences as a climber and mountain guide, his exquisite trail work and Read more...

 
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