A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||917.4 BRY (Text)||33500012152377||Main||Checked out||12/26/2019|
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- ISBN: 0307279464
- ISBN: 9780307279460 :
- ISBN: 0767902513
- ISBN: 9781101970881
- ISBN: 0767902521s (pbk.)
276 p. ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1998.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -276).|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 April 1998
After living abroad, Bryson decides to reacquaint himself with America by walking the famed Appalachian Trail, which traverses 14 states and stretches 2,100 miles. He recruits his ne'er-do-well chum Stephen Katz, his traveling companion in Neither Here nor There (1991). They hadn't gotten along on that European trip, and this time Katz shows up extremely overweight, toting 75 pounds of Snickers bars. He is hardly a good choice for a hiking partner, but Bryson is happy just to have someone along to share the often difficult experience (and Katz does prove to be a very funny man). They set out from Amicalola Falls State (GA) Park carrying the official Appalachian Trail guides consisting of 11 books and 59 maps, which proved "monumentally useless." Although they fail to walk the entire trail (indeed, Katz falls behind almost immediately), Bryson's book is a marvelous description and history of the trail and the mountains, providing an informal record of the trail's founding and many of its hikers. Bryson's great good humor makes this a journey worth taking. ((Reviewed April 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything (which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award). He was chancellor of Durham University, England's third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and is an honorary fellow of Britain's Royal Society.
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