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The Resource Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery

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Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Title
Grandma Gatewood's walk
Title remainder
the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Statement of responsibility
Ben Montgomery
Title variation
Grandma Gatewoods walk
Title variation remainder
the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin. There she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person--man or woman--to walk it twice and three times."--
Summary
Though she had reached the age of 67 in 1955, the woman known as Grandma Gatewood was not content to rest on her (mountain) laurels. Not only did this mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 hike the Appalachian Trail solo once (the first woman to ever do so), she did it three times (becoming the first person, man or woman, to repeat and three-peat). Conducting interviews with those who knew Gatewood and drawing on her diaries and correspondence, journalist Ben Montgomery shines a welcome light on the amazing Emma Gatewood's life in this delightful book, exploring why she did what she did and looking at her efforts to bring public attention to the poorly maintained 2,050 mile trail. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Tone
Award
National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, 2014.
Assigning source
From publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300959
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.51092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.92.G35
LC item number
M66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Pick Up Your Feet -- 2.Go Home, Grandma -- 3.Rhododendron and Rattlesnakes -- 4.Wild Dogs -- 5.How'd You Get in Here? -- 6.Our Fight -- 7.Lady Tramp -- 8.Attention -- 9.Good Hard Life -- 10.Storm -- 11.Shelter -- 12.I'll Get There -- 13.Destruction -- 14.So Much Behind -- 15.All by Myself -- 16.Return to Rainbow Lake -- 17.Aloneness More Complete than Ever -- 18.Again -- 19.Pioneer Woman -- 20.Blazing -- 21.Monuments
Control code
5664270
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781613747186
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013037551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn858940255
  • (OCoLC)858940255
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Pick Up Your Feet -- 2.Go Home, Grandma -- 3.Rhododendron and Rattlesnakes -- 4.Wild Dogs -- 5.How'd You Get in Here? -- 6.Our Fight -- 7.Lady Tramp -- 8.Attention -- 9.Good Hard Life -- 10.Storm -- 11.Shelter -- 12.I'll Get There -- 13.Destruction -- 14.So Much Behind -- 15.All by Myself -- 16.Return to Rainbow Lake -- 17.Aloneness More Complete than Ever -- 18.Again -- 19.Pioneer Woman -- 20.Blazing -- 21.Monuments
Control code
5664270
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781613747186
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013037551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn858940255
  • (OCoLC)858940255

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