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Grandeur of the Dooms: Sacred and Profane Adventures of a Modern American Among the English and European Aristocracy

Culbertson, Crispin

Verlag: Derrydale Press, 2005
ISBN 10: 1586671065 / ISBN 13: 9781586671068
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Titel: Grandeur of the Dooms: Sacred and Profane ...

Verlag: Derrydale Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Travel with the author as he meets up with the wackiest and most inhibited collection of characters ever to cut a sporting swarth through the exclusive clubs and ancestral homes of the English and European aristocracy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1586671065

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Inhaltsangabe: Travel with Luke Randolph as he meets the wackiest and most uninhibited collection of characters ever to cut a swath through the exclusive clubs and ancestral homes of the English and European upper classes. Here is a thoroughly modern, sometimes madcap, sometimes serious perspective on the social worlds of thoroughbred racing, bobsledding, foxhunting, and boar stalking, and a lifestyle that, though waning, continues to fascinate us.

Grandeur of the Dooms transports the reader from the creamy shade of Buck's tent at Ascot to the search for a dissolute and dangerous Mexican jockey in a Texas border town; to St. Moritz, Switzerland, where suicidal young bloods run the Cresta on bobsleds; and to Vienna, where a young American triumphs against a five hundred pound boar with hatred and bloodlust in its eyes, only to discover that worse demons are yet to be faced. Here is a world where firelight reflects off polished brass, the Viennese snow squeaks underfoot, and skeet is shot in the drawing room.

Vom Verlag: The Derrydale Press was founded in 1927 by Eugene V. Connett III and quickly rose to prominence as America's preeminent publisher of books on outdoor sport. An avid sportsman himself, Connett sought out manuscripts by the leading sportsmen and sportswomen of his generation for whom he published handsome books that were meticulous in their use of illustrations, paper, and binding. As a result, Derrydale books are among the most elegant American books ever produced and are highly prized by collectors and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Derrydale currently has over 200 titles in print.

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