PSU Hosts The Spirit of Skiing Book Introduction Mar. 3

February 19th, 2010 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
Did you know that Lenin liked to ski? Do you know why there were no women jumping at the Olympics in Vancouver? And how the press explained Bode Miller? These and other fascinating facts about the sport will be revealed when retired PSU professor E. John B. Allen introduces The Spirit of Skiing, Wednesday, March 3, 3 p.m. on the main level of Lamson Library and Learning Commons. Professor Allen edited research papers and presentations in producing The Spirit of Skiing.

Dr. Allen serves as Historian for the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, N.H., and in 1997 was elected Honorary Non-Resident Fellow of the College of Fellows of the European Committee for the History of Sport. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Skiing History Association.

Dr. Allen’s talk promises to be of interest to not only a broad section of the social sciences but to all those interested in the history and development of skiing, as it explores a sport with a rich history and tradition in New England.

Lamson Library Outreach Librarian Anne Lebreche said Allen’s historical perspective and love of skiing makes The Spirit of Skiing a fascinating book.

“New Hampshire has a rich tradition of winter sporting activities, and Dr. Allen’s first-hand knowledge and expertise of the topic will shed new light on the competition, business, international breadth and heritage of skiing,” said Lebreche.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information about this event, contact Anne Lebreche

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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