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

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

Label
A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers
Title
A woman's place is at the top
Title remainder
a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Kimberley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Huascarán (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. A Woman's Place Is at the Top: The Biography of Annie Smith Peck is the first full length work about this incredible woman who single-handedly carved her place on the map of mountain climbing and international relations. Peck marched in suffrage parades and became a political speaker and writer before women had the right to vote. She was a propagandist, an expert on North-South American relations, and an author and lecturer contracted to speak as an authority on multinational industry and commerce before anyone had ever thought to appoint a woman as a diplomat. With unprecedented access to Peck's original letters, artifacts, and ephemera, Hannah Kimberley brings Peck's entire life to the page for the first time, giving Peck her rightful place in history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimberley, Hannah
Dewey number
  • 796.522092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.92.P42
LC item number
K56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peck, Annie S.
  • Peck, Annie S.
  • Women mountaineers
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • Women mountaineers
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Mountaineering
Label
A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers, Hannah Kimberley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-347)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn990182181
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250084002
Lccn
2017010843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
13123438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717892
  • (OCoLC)990182181
Label
A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers, Hannah Kimberley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-347)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn990182181
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250084002
Lccn
2017010843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
13123438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717892
  • (OCoLC)990182181

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