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

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      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."-- From publisher's description.
    • Content Notes:
      Pick up your feet -- Go home, Grandma -- Rhododendron and rattlesnakes -- Wild dogs -- How'd you get in here? -- Our fight -- Lady Tramp -- Attention -- Good hard life -- Storm -- Shelter -- I'll get there -- Destruction -- So much behind -- All by myself -- Return to Rainbow Lake -- Aloneless more complete than ever -- Again -- Pioneer woman -- Blazing -- Monuments -- Epilogue.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-270) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781613747186
      1613747187
      1613747195
      9781613747193
      1613747217
      9781613747216
    • Accession Number:
      2013037551
    • Accession Number:
      ocn858940255
      858940255
    • Accession Number:
      fay.486598
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MONTGOMERY, B. Grandma Gatewood’s walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail. First edition. [s. l.]: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2014. ISBN 9781613747186. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598. Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Montgomery B. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk : The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. First edition. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated; 2014. Accessed August 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598
    • APA:
      Montgomery, B. (2014). Grandma Gatewood’s walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail (First edition.). Chicago Review Press, Incorporated.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Montgomery, Ben. 2014. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk : The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. First edition. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598.
    • Harvard:
      Montgomery, B. (2014) Grandma Gatewood’s walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail. First edition. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598 (Accessed: 8 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Montgomery, B 2014, Grandma Gatewood’s walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, First edition., Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, viewed 8 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Montgomery, Ben. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk : The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. First edition., Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Montgomery, Ben. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk : The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. First edition. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Montgomery B. Grandma Gatewood’s walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail [Internet]. First edition. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated; 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486598

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 March #1

In 1955, at 67, Gatewood left her small Ohio town and her 11 children and 23 grandchildren and set off to trek the Appalachian Trail. She'd long been fascinated by the 2,050-mile trail and was particularly lured by the fact that no woman had ever hiked it alone. Knowing her family wouldn't approve, she didn't tell them when she set out with a little 17-pound sack of supplies and no tent or sleeping bag. Journalist Montgomery draws on interviews with Gatewood's surviving family members and hikers she met on her five-month journey as well as news accounts and Gatewood's diaries to offer a portrait of a determined woman, whose trek inspired other hikers and brought attention to the neglect of the Appalachian Trail. She became a hiking celebrity, appearing on television with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter. Montgomery intertwines details of Gatewood's hike with recollections from her early life and difficult marriage. Maps of the trail and photos from Gatewood's early life enhance this inspiring story. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.