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Arnie Wilson
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Arnie Wilson drifted from national newspaper and TV news and current affairs (on screen and off), celebrity interviewing and travel writing to ski journalism. A midlife passion for the slopes gradually took over his life and he spent 15 years as the Financial Times ski correspondent before taking over as editor of the Ski Club of Great Britain’s magazine, Ski+board between 2001 and 2014. He entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1994 after skiing for 365 consecutive days in 240 resorts in 13 countries, and recently completed a 35 year mission to ski in all 37 US states with ski lifts. This year he notched up his 710th ski area worldwide. He has written or co-written five ski books.

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Storming the Eagle's Nest

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Storming the Eagle's Nest, by Jim Ring, is published by Faber and Faber.

Did you know that on April 25, 1945, 359 Lancaster bombers blitzed Hitler's lair high above Berchtesgaden? Nor did I until I read Jim Ring's latest book. Hitler wasn't at home, but he killed himself five days...

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The Bumper Book of Dinosaurs

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 5:19 PM

'Pregnant camels ordinarily sit down carefully. Perhaps their joints creak!'

OK, it's not his original mnemonic to help remember geological eras, but just about everything else in his remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated book about dinosaurs is the result of Keiron Pim's own intensive work and research -- and what...

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Review: Perilous Moon: Occupied France, 1944 - The End Game

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 8:40 AM

The barely credible story of German air-ace Helmut Bergmann's murderous but triumphant 46 minutes of ice-cold attacking genius against a wave of RAF bombers two nights after Easter, 1944 sounds as though it should have been dismissed as the kind of fiction found in a schoolboy comic. But as the...

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