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A Woman's Place Is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers

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Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, swimmer, oarswoman, horsewoman, splendid conversationalist, and well-trained listener. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who never let gender stereotypes stand in her way. Peck gained fame as the t ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Lori
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was a goodreads giveaway winner of this book. I had never heard of Annie Smith Peck but was glad I got the chance to learn more about his interesting woman. Annie was born in 1850. she was an athletic tomboy her whole childhood. Annie was one of the first women to attend University of Michigan. after graduating she was interested in travelling the world and climbing the highest mountains. She fought against the chauvinists who did not think a woman should be climbing mountains and in pants no ...more
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Let me tell you what's cool -- finding these great biographies written about some pretty kickass women you probably never heard of. A few years ago, I discovered two about Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel. Then there was a great read about Belva Lockwood, the first woman to run for president, even before women had the right to vote. (Seriously, go read these books.)

Now enter Annie Smith Peck.

I had never heard of her until this book found its way into my mailbox at wor
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Hannah Kimberley is an academic who has made Annie Smith Peck the focus of her scholarship, resulting in her book A Woman's Place Is at the Top. She is considered the authority on Peck and her work is referenced for numerous publications such as American National Biography and National Geographic, anthologies on women explorers and works of history such as A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Expl ...more
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