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Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island (Lisa Drew Books)

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Katherine Routledge is a central figure in the history of Easter Island, one of the world's most remote and mysterious locales. Born to a wealthy and prestigious English Quaker family in 1866, Katherine rebelled against Victorian values, becoming one of the first female graduates of Oxford University and the first woman archaeologist to work in Polynesia. From 1913 to 1915 ...more
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published April 22nd 2003 by Scribner (first published April 21st 2003)
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Chris
Aug 22, 2009 Chris rated it liked it
Sounds more interesting than it turned out to be.
Patricia
Jun 01, 2010 Patricia rated it liked it
Van Tilburg creates a sympathetic portrait of Routledge's longing for knowledge, her courage, and her painful affliction with mental illness. The writing was beautifully crafted at the sentence level, but it was sometimes hard to follow the larger organization. Understandably, though, it is challenging to reduce someone's life to fluent order. I wish there had been more about her time on Easter Island. However, as Van Tilburg points out, there is Routledge's own, still informative, study.
Laura June
Feb 09, 2012 Laura June rated it liked it
Amazing story of a strong woman who battled mental illness for most of her life and didn't let it slow her down. She followed her dream to Easter Island. I do wish there was more about her time on Easter Island, what she felt not just what she worked on, but still a great story.
Kai Sousa
Jul 07, 2009 Kai Sousa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fic-history
Autographed copy. Excellent history of Easter Island.
Clive Warner
Feb 13, 2008 Clive Warner rated it it was amazing
Amazing story of her expedition
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