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Women and Wilderness
San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, (1980). A history of women in the American wilderness, followed by profiles of fifteen women breaking barriers in the outdoors. LaBastille was a naturalist and the author of the Woodswoman series, which chronicled four decades of living in a Vermont cabin she built herself, inspired by Thoreau's Walden. Inscribed by LaBastille: "To Sue/ Happy trails always." While leading wilderness workshops, LaBastille had asked over 100 women to name their role models, and cumulatively received only 15 names. This book doubles that list, while pointing to the larger issue of the unacknowledged and the unremembered. Edge-sunned, with mild foxing to the edges of the text block; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#034452] SOLD

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