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A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers / Hannah Kimberley.

Kimberley, Hannah, (author.).
Book Book ([2017].)
Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017].
5 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 8 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Biographies 920 920 Peck 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction GV 199.92 .P42 K56 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult New Books New 796.522/Kimberley (Text to Phone) Checked out 12/26/2018
Lynn Adult NonFiction 9/Peck, A. S./Kimberley (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction GV 199.92 .P42 K56 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Biography 796.522 Peck Kimberley (Text to Phone) Checked out 12/08/2018
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 796.522/KIMBERLEY (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 06/30/2018
Saugus Adult Biographies BIO Peck (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781250084002 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250084008 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First Edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Providence -- The dangerous experiment -- Who ought to have been a boy -- Unmerited notoriety -- Search for the apex of America -- Almost, but not quite -- Born, not made -- It's just a walk -- Don't call me a woman climber -- You could not stop it if you would -- Uncommon glory.
Summary: Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way. Peck gained fame in 1895 when she first climbed the Matterhorn at the age of forty-five not for her daring alpine feat, but because she climbed wearing pants. Fifteen years later, she was the first climber ever to conquer Mount HuascarĂ¡n (21,831 feet) in Peru. In 1911, just before her sixtieth birthday, she entered a race with Hiram Bingham (the model for Indiana Jones) to climb Mount Coropuna.
Citation: Kimberley, Hannah. "A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers." New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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