Boots, Bikes, and Bombers

Boots, Bikes, and Bombers

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Boots, Bikes, and Bombers presents an intimate oral history of Ginny Hill Wood, a pioneering Alaska conservationist and outdoorswoman. Born in Washington in 1917, Wood served as a Womena€™s Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, and flew a military surplus airplane to Alaska in 1946. Settling in Fairbanks, she went on to co-found Camp Denali, Alaskaa€™s first wilderness ecotourism lodge; helped start the Alaska Conservation Society, the statea€™s first environmental organization; and applied her love of the outdoors to her work as a backcountry guide and an advocate for trail construction and preservation. An innovative and collaborative life history, Boots, Bikes, and Bombers, incorporates the story of friendship between the author and subject. The resulting book is a valuable contribution to the history of Alaska as well as a testament to the joys of living a life full of passion and adventure.... on their ear-splitting snowmachines and four-wheelers spewing fumes and consuming gasoline at breakneck speeds. ... I think that nowadays kids who grow up watching TV or playing their videos or their computer games, they watchanbsp;...

Title:Boots, Bikes, and Bombers
Author: Ginny Wood, Karen Brewster
Publisher:University of Alaska Press - 2012-06-15

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