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Grandma Gatewood's Walk
(Chicago), Chicago Review Press, (2014). A biography of the first woman to solo hike the entire Appalachian Trail in one season, a feat she accomplished in 1955, at age 67, without informing anyone of her intentions. She carried a denim sack of supplies over her shoulder and burned through multiple pairs of Keds. The publicity from her undertaking brought attention, resources, and hikers to the trail. This copy is inscribed by Montgomery: Gatewood was his great-great-aunt; his research for this book brought to light Gatewood's suffering through three decades of domestic abuse, which possibly contributed to her decision go "for a walk." One page corner turned; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#035051] $150

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