Baxter Ranger’s Book on How Teddy Roosevelt’s Katahdin Ascent Helped Shape His Life

Baxter State Park ranger Andrew Vietze has a book Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President about how Maine guide William Wingate Sewall helped shape Theodore Roosevelt from a clumsy boy “wearing big spectacles and weighing a scant 135 pounds” into a Rough Rider. Among the big turning points for Roosevelt was when he summited Katahdin after his other relatives couldn’t. Roosevelt had discovered that he was tougher than he thought!

Books: The famed TR toughness? He learned it in Maine’s woods – Maine Sunday Telegram – April 25, 2010


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New Book on Hiking Summits of Boundary Peak, Humphreys Peak, Wheeler Peak

Branch Whitney has just published a book on hiking the Southwest including state highpoints.
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Hiking Nevada's County High Points

Andy Martin at the cohp group notes the arrival of Hiking Nevada’s County High Points
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New Highpointing Book: A Walk Across the Top of America


The Winston-Salem JounralNow reports on Douglas Butler’s highpointing book A Walk Across the Top of America.
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Book About 1967 Tragedy That Killed Seven on Mount McKinley


The Washington Post has a review of “Forever on the Mountain” by James M. Tabor about the 1967 Mount McKinley tragedy that claimed the lives of seven men. The climbing team had come together late and was divided into two factions, which seems to have contributed to the disaster. Joe Wilcox, one of the expedition’s leaders, has shouldered much of the blame through the years, both from fellow team members and others. In this book, Tabor sets out to vindicate him.


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Andy Martin’s 2006 Guide to to County Highpoints

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Andy Martin has an updated book on county highpoints effective February 26, 2006.
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Connecticut Walk Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary of 800 Miles of Blue Blazed Trails in State


The Town Times reports The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) has released 19th edition of the Connecticut Walk Book. One of two volumes, the first to appear on the shelves is the Walk Book East covering all the trails in eastern and central Connecticut.
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Carole White's Book About Women Climbing the Adirondack 46ers in Winter


The Democrat Chronicle reports Carol White wrote a book entitled “Women With Altitude: Challenging the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter (North Country Books, $19.95).
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Full Text of Many Guidebooks Available at Google Print


The full text of many guidebooks including guides to highpoints is now available at print.google.com.
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Mount Whitney and California Hiking Books

There are seemingly countless of books on how to climb Whitney. Here’s a sampling.
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