This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture.
Author: Silas Chamberlin
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails. In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America’s trails. “With rich historical context Silas Chamberlin inspires new appreciation for trailblazers, while sharing the legacy of hiking and its growing importance today, as people find their way to a new relationship with the natural world.”—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and Vitamin N “Chamberlin has demonstrated that what at first looks simple—walking on our own two feet—has a complex history of changing cultural associations, social infrastructure, and national significance.”—James Longhurst, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.
Author: Meika Hashimoto
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with the little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.
Set in 1878 Colorado, THREE RODE THE TRAIL is a powerful story filled with unforgettable characters.
Author: Richard Lear
Publisher: Richard Lear
Set in 1878 Colorado, THREE RODE THE TRAIL is a powerful story filled with unforgettable characters. Yulin Temple, an alcoholic sheriff who lost his wife and son to yellow fever, can’t find a bottle big enough to drown ghosts from the past. Reva Delgado, a self-made woman who reinvents herself to hide her past as she moves through life. Her one weakness is falling in love with the sheriff, a man who won’t allow himself to love her back. Ike Fleck, an autistic teenage fast gun working as a stagecoach guard. He kills a holdup gang to prevent them from robbing the stagecoach of $400,000, only to ride off with the money himself. His older brother Garrison, a detective with the stage line. He’s honor bound to retrieve the stolen money and to bring Ike back—dead or alive. These four lives will intertwine in a way that will change them forever. The inventive plot is filled with drama, comedy, and romance, and with memorable characters that come alive. It is unlike any Western novel you will ever read.
Combining scholarly penetration with a sense of adventure, Webster Wilde has explored a largely unknown field and produced a coherent and absorbing book in On the Trail of the Women Warriors: The Amazons in Myth and History, which ...
Author: Lyn Webster Wilde
"Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons." That is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated society ever since. Did they really exist? Until recently scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons, and uncovered astonishing evidence of their historic reality. North of the Black Sea she found archaeological excavations of graves of Iron Age women buried with arrows, swords, and armor. In the hidden world of the Hittites, near the Amazons' ancient capital of Themiscyra in Anatolia, she unearthed traces of powerful priestesses, women-only religious cults and an armed bisexual goddess - all possible sources for the ferocious warrior women. Combining scholarly penetration with a sense of adventure, Webster Wilde has explored a largely unknown field and produced a coherent and absorbing book in On the Trail of the Women Warriors: The Amazons in Myth and History, which challenges our preconceived notions of what men and women can do.
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Will she find her family? A Trail of Broken Promises is a gripping story of love and loss, peace and despair, And The beautiful story of love's redeeming power.
Author: Jess Davon Joslin
Publisher: Tate Publishing
A nation torn apart. A woman ripped from her husband. A terrifying forced march. When the Cherokee nation is forced to relocate, Elsie Feather is snatched from her husband and children. Will she find her family? A Trail of Broken Promises is a gripping story of love and loss, peace and despair, And The beautiful story of love's redeeming power. Travel the Trail of Tears and experience the heartache and pain through the eyes of Elsie Feather, a young Cherokee wife who nearly loses it all and rises up to fight back at those seeking to destroy her and her people. A Trail of Broken Promises takes the reader down a dark road in the history of a nation built on religious freedom And The concept of all men being created equal.
This 1906 book examines the immigration experience. Beginning with the long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the work shows immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and being processed as new immigrants. The book doesn't stop there, however.
Author: Edward Alfred Steiner
This 1906 book examines the immigration experience. Beginning with the long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the work shows immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and being processed as new immigrants. The book doesn't stop there, however. The narrative examines the unique experiences of different groups of European immigrants, including those of German, Scandinavian, Hungarian and Jewish descent. The work also shows how immigrants lived once they arrive in the United States, and the challenges they faced as they adjusted to their new home.