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6 edition of A Walk Atop America found in the catalog.

A Walk Atop America

by Douglas Butler

  • 351 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by John F Blair Pub .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mountaineering,
  • Special Interest - Adventure,
  • Travel / Americas,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8813102M
    ISBN 101933251441
    ISBN 109781933251448

      Parents need to know that The Walk is a fact-based drama based on the story of Philippe Petit, which was also told in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire. (See also the children's book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.)Expect intense, exhilarating, heart-stopping peril during the movie's second half -- when Petit (played by Joseph Gordon 4/5. Having long been America's greatest pedestrian, he was attempting the most ambitious and physically taxing walk of his career. Walk of Ages is more than a book about a man going for a walk. It is an epic tale of beating the odds and a penetrating look at a vanished time in America. Excerpt Atop his head was an oversized bushman’s hat.

    And in September , 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.”.   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, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked miles along the 2,mile Appalachian Trail. And in September , atop Maine's Mount .

    One of the top trails at California's Sequoia National Park is the Big Trees Trail, a short and easy walk that will take visitors to some of the biggest trees in the world. 10 of   The Cooking Gene is a much-needed addition to the culinary perspective of American food. Hugh Acheson. The Cooking Gene is a revelation. Michael W. Twitty approaches his ancestral and culinary history from Africa to America, and occasionally back to Europe, with the precision of a surgeon and the passion of an : Tantor Media, Inc.


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A Walk Atop America - Fifty State Summits and a Dream to Reach Them All details that journey. In this book, author Douglas Butler vividly describes the challenges he faced trying to reach each state’s highest point, difficulties that ranged from blizzards and forest fires to obtaining permission from private landowners and forest service.

In A Walk Atop America, Douglas Butler chronicles his quest to scale the highest geographical point in each of the 50 United States. Some state summits were easy Florida's highest point is a foot-high sandy knoll; Delaware's is a suburban intersection.

Other peaks tested Butler's stamina and resolve/5(8). That said, writing and publishing a book is no easy task, and A Walk Atop America never becomes unreadable or too boring. This book really opened my eyes to a lot of the history of the Western states.

I was especially interested in his accounts of visiting historical sites that chronicle mistreatment of the American Indians as the US expanded /5(8). He has written two books that include his photography, Ashe County-Discovering the Lost Province (), a guide to the North Carolina mountain region he calls home, and A Walk Atop America-Fifty State Summits and a Dream to Reach Them All (Parkway Publishers, ), a description of his quest to reach the highest geographical point in each of.

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Grandma Gatewood's Walk is about a 67 year old mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 who one day decides to hike the Appalachian Trail in (I think it was '57). She was a woman who came from an My mother in law gave me this book to read since I /5. A Walk Atop America: Fifty State Summits and a Dream to Reach Them All avg rating — 12 ratings — published Want to Read saving /5.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Butler, Douglas, Walk atop America. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers, The overall book project is about 75% complete. But just like the walk, I am focused on the process more than the product.

As luck would have it, a month ago I had coffee with a publisher who “wants to see more.” Since Continue reading My Walk Across America Book Status. Pet Partners of IL, Chicago, IL: With the support of America Walks, Pet Partners of Illinois will hold 4 events in Chicago in to motivate people from underserved communities to walk with ent weather and lack of safe passage ways in Chicago can make it difficult for young people, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities to walk outside consistently.

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in thewe follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.

But, nevertheless, the movie has something very powerful to teach about race and class in America. "The Green Book" is the true story of the unlikely. Book Reviews Before Cheryl Strayed, there was Grandma Gatewood. Ben Montgomery lets us walk with her—tattered sneakers, swollen ankles, and not an ounce of self-pity—and with each step experience our conflicted relationship with nature, the meanness and generosity of humanity, and the imperative to keep moving.

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The Appalachian Trail, to be exact. In A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson tackles what is, for him, an entirely new subject: the American wilderness. Accompanied only by his old college friend Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia, intending to walk the entire 2, miles to the trail's end atop Maine's Mount Katahdin/5(K).

So begins Bill Bryson's hilarious book, A Walk in the Woods. Following his return to America after 20 years in Britain, Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

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Grandma Gatewood's Walk shines a fresh light on one of America's most celebrated pedestrians. Ben Montgomery is a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times and co-founder of the Auburn Chautauqua, a Southern writers' collective. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in and has won many other national writing awards.

He lives in Florida/5(15).The Appalachian Trail, to be exact. In A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson tackles what is, for him, an entirely new subject: the American wilderness. Accompanied only by his old college buddy Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia, intending to walk the entire 2, miles to trail's end atop Maine's Mount Katahdin/5(K).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.

Gatewood became a hiking celebrity and appeared on TV .