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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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Language
eng
Summary
Drawing from Gatewood's diaries, journals, and correspondence, documents the life of the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone in 1955 as well as her efforts to bring public attention to the once little-known footpath
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
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Award
National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300959
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.51092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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
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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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781613747186
Lccn
2013037551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781613747186
Lccn
2013037551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858940255

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