• Biography & Autobiography

On Her Trail

My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star
Author: John Dickerson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501130676
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 360
View: 3589
The former White House correspondent for "Time" magazine examines his stormy relationship with his legendary mother, Nancy Dickerson--the first female member of the Washington, D.C., television news corps and the first female host of the "Today" show. of photos.

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On Her Trail

My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News'
Author: John Dickerson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743298346
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 2344
Before Barbara Walters, before Katie Couric, there was Nancy Dickerson. The first female member of the Washington TV news corps, Nancy was the only woman covering many of the most iconic events of the sixties. She was the first reporter to speak to President Kennedy after his inauguration and she was on the Mall with Martin Luther King Jr. during the march on Washington; she had dinner with LBJ the night after Kennedy was assassinated and got late-night calls from President Nixon. Ambitious, beautiful and smart, she dated senators and congressmen and got advice and accolades from Edward R. Murrow. She was one of President Johnson's favorite reporters, and he often greeted her on-camera with a familiar "Hello, Nancy." In the '60s Nancy and her husband Wyatt Dickerson were Washington's golden couple, and the capital's power brokers coveted invitations to swank dinners at their estate on the Potomac. Growing up in the shadow of Nancy's fame, John Dickerson rarely saw his mother. This frank memoir -- part remembrance, part discovery -- describes a freewheeling childhood in which Nancy Dickerson was rarely around unless John was in trouble or she was throwing a party for the president and John was instructed to check the coats. By the time John was old enough to know what the news was, his mother was no longer in the national spotlight and he didn't see why she should be. He thought she was a liar and a phony. When he was fourteen, his parents divorced, and he moved in with his father. As an adult, John found himself in Washington, a reporter covering her old beat. A long-delayed connection between mother and son began, only to be cut short by Nancy's death in 1997. In her journals, letters and yellowed newspaper clippings, John discovered the woman he never knew -- an icon in television history whose achievement was the result of her relentless determination to reinvent herself and excel. On Her Trail is a fascinating picture of the early days of television and of Washington society at its most high powered, and charts a son's honest and wry search for the mother he came to admire and love.

    • Biography & Autobiography

On Her Trail

My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star
Author: John Dickerson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743287838
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 335
View: 7328
The author examines his stormy relationship with his mother, describing her role as a pioneering woman journalist, the lavish political soirees that marked his parents' marriage, and his feelings about his mother's perpetual absence throughout his youth.

Hot on Her Trail


Author: Sable Hunter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523284184
Category:
Page: 286
View: 8977
Continuing the Hell Yeah! Series with book 2 - Hot on Her Trail Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child - Jacob's child. Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A - they've never met before and B - she's a virgin. Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the McCoy family. As far as she's concerned, she is just passing through. Jacob has a different opinion - he wants Jessie in his life, in his bed and in his heart. A sweet and spicy romance with another McCoy brother!

Wild. Film Tie-In

A Journey from Lost to Found
Author: Cheryl Strayed,James Roxburgh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782394877
Category:
Page: 336
View: 7220
A Journey From Lost to Found. At 26, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on the map. This account captures the agonies - both mental and physical - of her incredible journey.

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Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307957659
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 1088
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch

    • Fiction

The Cowboy on Her Trail


Author: Janis Reams Hudson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459229436
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 7630
WOULD SHE RUN AWAY—WITH HIS HEART? Small town girl Blaire Harding had always kept bad boy Justin Chisholm at arm's length. But after months of wooing, she finally agreed to let him into her life—and her bed. After one remarkable night, Blaire avoided the youngest Chisholm brother like the plague, leaving Justin to wonder why…. When he discovered that Blaire was in the family way, the rogue of Cherokee Rose was eager to do the right thing and marry her. But the independent Miss Harding would rather raise her baby alone than marry a man who didn't love her. Could this cowboy convince her that he cared? Or would he end up trailing her across the state of Oklahoma?

    • History

Monstering

Inside America's Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War
Author: Tara McKelvey
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786732148
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 2478
In April 2004, the Abu Ghraib photographs set off an international scandal. Yet until this book, the full story behind that scandal has never been told. Tara McKelvey-the first U.S. journalist to speak with female prisoners from Abu Ghraib-traveled to the Middle East and across the United States to seek out victims and perpetrators. McKelvey tells how soldiers, acting in an atmosphere that encouraged abuse and sadism, were unleashed on a prison population of whom the vast majority, according to Army documents, were innocent citizens. She gained unprecedented access to soldiers, officers, administration officials, and suspected terrorists. She also provides an inside look at Justice Department theories of presidential power to show how the many abuses were licensed by the government.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Almost Somewhere

Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail
Author: Suzanne Roberts
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803243995
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 280
View: 2478
Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike. John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.

    • Sports & Recreation

Becoming Odyssa

Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780825305689
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 5187
Originally published in 2010 with the subtitle Epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Dear Madam President

An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
Author: Jennifer Palmieri
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538713446
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 6765
Redefine the expectations for women in leadership roles with this #1 New York Times bestselling volume of inspiring advice by the former communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Framed as an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field, Dear Madam President is filled with forward-thinking, practical advice for all women who are determined to seize control of their lives-from boardroom to living room. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the 2016 election, Palmieri argues that our feelings-confusion, love, hate, acceptance-can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book-redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow. Dear Madam President will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for graduates, future female leaders, and independent thinkers everywhere.

    • Fiction

On Her Trail


Author: Marcelle Dube
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426890281
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3704
After five years of covering seedy Eastern European politics, Laura Thorsen returns to Canada only to run afoul of the mob. When they try to kill her over an explosive exposé, she flees to her secluded childhood home in the Yukon. Little does she know that her estranged mother is also being haunted—by the ghosts of her dead husband and a former lover who disappeared thirty-four years ago. Their nearest neighbor, Mack Hawkins, is drawn into the action when mobsters track Laura down. Despite her protests, he insists on his own brand of personal protection, and desire soon sparks between them. But in this race for time, will Laura be able to evade those who want her dead and mend her relationship with her mother before it's too late? 45,000 words

    • Sports & Recreation

Grandma Gatewood's Walk

The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613747217
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 1790
Emma Gatewood was 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 and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath 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 was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.

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Thousand-Miler

Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail
Author: Melanie Radzicki McManus
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870207911
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 293
View: 1458
In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as the Thousand-Milers. In prose that’s alternately harrowing and humorous, Thousand-Miler takes you with her through Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, and farms, past the geologic wonders carved by long-ago glaciers, and into the neighborhood bars and gathering places of far-flung small towns. Follow along as she worries about wildlife encounters, wonders if her injured feet will ever recover, and searches for an elusive fellow hiker known as Papa Bear. Woven throughout her account are details of the history of the still-developing Ice Age Trail—one of just eleven National Scenic Trails—and helpful insight and strategies for undertaking a successful thru-hike. In addition to chronicling McManus’s hike, Thousand-Miler also includes the little-told story of the Ice Age Trail’s first-ever thru-hiker Jim Staudacher, an account of the record-breaking thru-run of ultrarunner Jason Dorgan, the experiences of a young combat veteran who embarked on her thru-hike as a way to ease back into civilian life, and other fascinating tales from the trail. Their collective experiences shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers and the different ways hikers accomplish this impressive feat, providing an entertaining and informative read for outdoors enthusiasts of all levels.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Girl in the Woods

A Memoir
Author: Aspen Matis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062291084
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 6654
Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada—a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester—a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada. In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail and on her own, she found that survival is predicated on persistent self-reliance. She found her strength. After a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again—and heal. Told with elegance and suspense, Girl in the Woods is a beautifully rendered story of eroding emotional and physical boundaries to reveal the truths that lie beyond the edges of the map.

    • Fiction

The Widow Nash

A Novel
Author: Jamie Harrison
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619029901
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 8864
"A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice It is New York, 1904, and Dulcy Remfrey, despite an idiosyncratic, traveling childhood, faces the predictable life of a woman of the time. All that changes when her eccentric father returns from his expedition to Africa without any of the proceeds from the sale of a gold mine. It seems he’s lost his mind along with the money, and Dulcy’s obsessive ex-fiancé (and her father’s business partner) insists she come to Seattle to decipher her father’s cryptic notebooks, which may hold clues to the missing funds. When her father dies unexpectedly, taking the truth with him, Dulcy looks at her future, finds it unbearable, and somewhere in the northern Rockies disappears from the train bringing her father’s body home. Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? Dulcy travels the West reading stories about her own death and finds a small Montana town where she’s reborn as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow, free from the burden of family. But her old life won’t let go so easily, and soon her ex-fiancé is on her trail, threatening the new life she is so eager to create. The Widow Nash is a riveting narrative, filled with a colorful cast of characters, timeless themes, and great set pieces. Europe in summer. New York in fall. Africa in winter. And the lively, unforgettable town of Livingston, Montana. This is a book that surprises with its twists and turns, a ribald sensibility, and rich historical details. And in Dulcy, Jamie Harrison has created an indelible heroine sure to capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

Mile 445

Hitched in Her Hiking Boots
Author: Claire Henley Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530854066
Category:
Page: 374
View: 8755
Not many people can say they met and married their spouse within thirty days of beginning to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. But that's exactly what happened to twenty-five-year-old Claire Henley Miller. Mile 445 is the inspiring-and romantic-true story of how Miller left corporate life behind to embark on a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada. She is doing it alone, and the only gear she takes to survive the trek in the mountains of California, Oregon, and Washington fits inside her sixty-eight-liter backpack. At the start of her five-month journey, she meets a handsome young man known on the trail as Big Spoon. Their paths keep crossing. The two quickly see a greater reason for their expedition than to explore the rigorous wilderness. They fall madly in love and get married. But their adventure is just beginning. Told with rich vitality, Miller's quest unfolds in mystical ways through deadly desert storms, 14,000-foot ascents, and decisions that will affect the rest of her life. This bold tale of courage and determination brims with humor and suspense as it reveals life, love, and loss in the rawness of the wild.

Grace Trail

Find Your Footing and Move Toward the Life You Were Meant to Live
Author: Anne Barry Jolles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996837002
Category:
Page: 182
View: 7205
No matter who you areNo matter what you've been throughGrace Trail® will connect where you are now with where you want to go.You can walk the trail anywhere, anytime, with anyone by just showing up and asking the questions shared in this book.Created by acclaimed life coach Anne Barry Jolles in 2012 to help her cope with the worry of having a son in combat in Afghanistan, Grace Trail has guided thousands of people to begin a simple conversation around joy, hope and resiliency. Plymouth, MA is the site of the original, beloved path, but it is not the only one. Grace Trail can be walked anywhere, from the comfort of the reader's kitchen to the office or any outdoor spot. Filled with easy to implement ideas, inspirational anecdotes, humor, compassion and realistic optimism, this book offers readers practical, immediate tools to take "5 Steps Toward Your Best Life.®" By asking and reflecting on key questions about the five components of GRACE - Gratitude, Release, Acceptance, Challenge and Embrace - you will find that you are walking off your worries and accessing hope. Move toward the life you were meant to live with Grace Trail.Grace Trail is the Trail that leads you back to you.

    • Sports & Recreation

Reborn on the Run

My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
Author: Catra Corbett
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510729038
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
View: 5547
Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundredmiles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes. And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it?and decides to run her first marathon after that. In Reborn on the Run, the reader keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world?s best ultrarunners. Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, falls in love, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail


Author: Jennifer Thermes
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683352904
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1558
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.