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The Resource Granny D : walking across America in my ninetieth year, Doris Haddock with Dennis Burke ; foreword by Bill Moyers

Granny D : walking across America in my ninetieth year, Doris Haddock with Dennis Burke ; foreword by Bill Moyers

Label
Granny D : walking across America in my ninetieth year
Title
Granny D
Title remainder
walking across America in my ninetieth year
Statement of responsibility
Doris Haddock with Dennis Burke ; foreword by Bill Moyers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On February 29, 2000, ninety-year-old Doris "Granny D" Haddock completed a fourteen-month walk from Los Angeles to the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. - a feat undertaken in order to draw attention to the need for national campaign finance reform. She walked through 105-degree deserts and cross-country-skied through blinding blizzards, despite arthritis and emphysema. In her 3,200-mile trek through the heart of America, she met thousands of people who felt disconnected from their own government and who added their voices to hers. Her remarkable speeches - rich with wisdom, love, and insight - transformed individuals and communities and jump-started a full-blown movement. She became a national heroine." "On her journey, Doris kept a diary - tracking the progress of her walk and recalling events in her life, the people she met along the way, and the insights they had given her. Granny D celebrates an exuberant life of love, activism, and adventure - from performing one-woman feminist plays in the thirties, to stopping nuclear testing near an Eskimo fishing village in 1960, to her current crusade. Threaded throughout is the spirit of her beloved hometown of Dublin, New Hampshire - in the region that was Thornton Wilder's inspiration for Grover's Corners in Our Town - a quintessentially American center of New England "can-do" pluck."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddock, Doris
Dewey number
917.304/929
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.H235
LC item number
A3 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burke, Dennis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haddock, Doris
  • Campaign funds
  • Women political activists
  • Political activists
Label
Granny D : walking across America in my ninetieth year, Doris Haddock with Dennis Burke ; foreword by Bill Moyers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45308667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780375505393
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00050259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Granny D : walking across America in my ninetieth year, Doris Haddock with Dennis Burke ; foreword by Bill Moyers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45308667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780375505393
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00050259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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