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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 was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first personman or womanto walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination
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
N$T
Dewey number
796.51092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; 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; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover
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ocn872115522
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781613747216
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 578935
  • 83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713
System control number
(OCoLC)872115522
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; 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; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover
Control code
ocn872115522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613747216
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 578935
  • 83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713
System control number
(OCoLC)872115522

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