CONQUERING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL by George H. Pumphrey

CONQUERING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

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Age Range: 1882 - 1950
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Chiefly for British interests, this is an account of much miscellaneous information related to the English Channel--geography, history, all possible means of transversing. The part most likely to appeal to U.S. readers is the chapter on ""Difficulties Facing Swimmers,"" which loosely chronicles the first heroic crossing by Webb, and those who followed. While the writing is acceptable, it is weakened by the inclusion of, and over-attention to, insignificant detail (e.g., the number of times tunnels were discussed in Parliament between 1882-1950).

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1965
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman