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Grandma Gatewood S Walk

Author : Ben Montgomery
ISBN : 9781613747186
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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. By September 1955 she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, sang "America, the Beautiful," and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Driven by a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood, 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. At age 71, she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity, and appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter. The public attention she brought to the trail 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 interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail, unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles, and was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. 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 2010 and has won many other national writing awards. He lives in Florida.

Cases On Global Competencies For Educational Diplomacy In International Settings

Author : Bizzell, Brad E.
ISBN : 9781522534631
Genre : Education
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Teaching abroad is one promising pathway to educational diplomacy and positive international relations. As opportunities to teach internationally increase, educators need to develop skills and cultural understandings that will prepare them for the challenges they may face in diverse cultures. Cases on Global Competencies for Educational Diplomacy in International Settings is a pivotal academic resource that explores the development of cultural competency, knowledge, skills, and dispositions critical for teaching abroad. Featuring anecdotal vignettes that illustrate competency on topics, such as adaptability, educational diplomacy, and cultural fluency in educational ventures, this book is geared towards school administrators, university professors, curriculum developers, and researchers interested in teaching and leading abroad.

Fabulous Female Firsts

Author : Marlene Wagman-Geller
ISBN : 9781642501810
Genre : History
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Profiles of pioneering women past and present who’ve shattered glass ceilings from the author of Women of Means and Women Who Launch. Sexism has kept generations of women on the sidelines of history—but in every era, there are women who refuse to sit back in the shadows. Fabulous Female Firsts is a celebration of those women—the role models who proved that with enough daring and tenacity, the impossible can become possible. From the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor to the first female candidate for US President (it wasn’t Hillary Clinton!) to the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director, this collection of biographical profiles celebrates the trailblazers who persisted—in spite of being labeled stubborn, improper, or worse. This book is written in praise of “difficult women” who made the world a better place, and offers the inspiring stories of: Aretha Franklin • Sandra Day O’Connor • Lucy Walker • Sally Ride • Kathryn Bigelow • Misty Copeland • Viola Desmond • Pauli Murray • Emma Gatewood • Brig. Gen. Anna Hays • Junko Tabei • Gertrude Ederle and many more. “Effervescent stories about diverse groups of female creators, entrepreneurs, and dynamos . . . every page gives the motivation to strive for greatness.” —Becca Anderson, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome Women and Real Life Mindfulnes

Grandma Gatewood Hikes The Appalachian Trail

Author : Jennifer Thermes
ISBN : 9781683352907
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particularly tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer luck to get her through the night. When the newspapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country cheered her on to the end of her trek, which came just a few months after she set out. A story of true grit and girl power at any age, Grandma Gatewood proves that no peak is insurmountable.

Oregon Historical Quarterly

Author : Oregon Historical Society
ISBN : UCR:31210024053876
Genre : Northwest, Pacific
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Exploring The Appalachian Trail

Author : Doris Gove
ISBN : 0811726681
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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