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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
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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, 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. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and those she met along her hike, all to answer the question so many asked: Why did she do it? The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. Even those who know of Gatewood don't know the full story--a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, hope from suffering."--www.Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
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
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
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Publication
Copyright
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
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013037551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
Publication
Copyright
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
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013037551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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