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In A Walk Atop America, Douglas Butler chronicles his quest to scale the highest geographical point in each of the 50 United States. Some state summits were easy Florida's highest point is a 345-foot-high sandy knoll; Delaware's is a suburban intersection. Other peaks tested Butler's stamina and resolve. California's Mt Whitney required a 22-mile hike. To reach the top of Alaska's Mt. McKinley, Butler endured Arctic storms and minus 20-degree temperatures. Throughout this book, Butler intersperses climbing narratives with the tales of the places he visited and the people he met.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher John F Blair Pub
ISBN 1933251441 ISBN13 9781933251448
Availability 0 units.
More About Douglas Butler
Douglas Butler, a Doctor of Zoology, teaches science at Tipperary's Rockwell College. In his book, Rough Shooting in Ireland, he writes with forthright enthusiasm about days with friends at local rough shoots: the gundogs, the approach to the different species, the behaviour of the birds, the hunting methods, predator control, habitat maintenance - all coloured by his lively interest in the history of Irish game shooting and his modern specialist knowledge of the quarry. He lives in Country Tipperary with his wife Margaret, and their family.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Walk Atop America?
Just read it. Enjoy. Oct 31, 2007
Is it worth a read? Indeed it is! I am glad I read it and feel enriched. A man shares his life with us as he journeys throughout the 50 states achieving his dream. From the moment the emergency room doors close behind the author, we are completely engaged in his struggles to reach a summit. We meet diverse people as we travel and review some of our historical highpoints and low points, adventure, suspense, poignancy, fine descriptive details and magnificent views. Just read it. Enjoy.
Jane T., Retired English Teacher
A Walk Atop America Oct 25, 2007
What an exciting read! Doug Butler has lived many peoples' ultimate adventure and fantasy for them. And he's written about it so well you feel like you're right beside him through hair raising ice climbing, threatening weather, tortureous decision making, well earned victory and occasional defeat. I like his modest approach and humor and his sharing of nature, the country and people and cultures along the way. He's sure solved my Christmas shopping problem for guys and other friends on my list this year.