Granny D Walking Across America in My Ninetieth Year

ISBN-10: 0375505393
ISBN-13: 9780375505393
Edition: 2001
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Description: "There's a cancer, and it's killing our democracy. A poor man has to sell his soul to get elected. I cry for this country." On February 29, 2000, ninety-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock completed her 3,200-mile, fourteen-month walk from Los  More...

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/10/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"There's a cancer, and it's killing our democracy. A poor man has to sell his soul to get elected. I cry for this country." On February 29, 2000, ninety-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock completed her 3,200-mile, fourteen-month walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. She walked through 105-degree deserts and blinding blizzards, despite arthritis and emphysema. Along her way, her remarkable speeches — rich with wisdom, love, and political insight — transformed individuals and communities and jump-started a full-blown movement. She became a national heroine. On her journey, Haddock kept a diary — tracking the progress of her walk and recalling events in her life and the insights that have given her. Granny D celebrates an exuberant life of love, activism, and adventure — from writing one-woman feminist plays in the 1930s to stopping nuclear testing near an Eskimo fishing village in 1960 to Haddock’s current crusade. Threaded throughout is the spirit of her beloved hometown of Dublin/Peterborough, New Hampshire — Thornton Wilder’s inspirations for Grovers Croner in Out Town — a quintessentially American center of New England pluck, Yankee ingenuity and can-do attitude. Told in Doris Haddock’s distinct and unforgettable voice, Granny D will move, amuse, and inspire readers of all ages with its clarion message that one person can indeed make a difference.

Bill Moyers, June 5, 1934 - Bill Moyers was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on June 5, 1934. He attended North Texas State College, the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1956, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1956 to 1957 and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1959. After college, Moyers joined the staff of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson as his personal assistant, from 1960 to 1961. From 1961 to 1962, Moyers was the associate director of public affairs for the Peace Corps, and deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1963. He later joined Johnson again, this time as special assistant to the President, from 1963 to 1967. He became the Press Secretary, in 1965 until 1967. That same year, he began as publisher of Newsday, holding the position until 1970. He then became producer and editor of the Bill Moyers' Journal for PBS from 1971-76, and an anchor for USA: People and Politics from 1978 till 1981. In 1976 he joined CBS as chief correspondent for CBS Reports for two years. He was the senior news analyst for CBS News from 1981 to 1986 and has been executive editor of Public Affairs Programming Inc. since 1986. Over the course of his many years in journalism, Bill Moyers has earned and received many awards and honors, among them, an Honorary doctorate, from the American Film Institute; numerous Emmy Awards; the Ralph Lowell medal for contribution to public television; George Peabody awards, 1976, 1980, 1985-86, 1988-90; DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton award, 1979, 1986, 1988; Gold Baton award, 1991; and the George Polk awards, 1981, 1986.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Desert Overture
My Crazy Idea
Getting in Shape
Holiday Farewell
On the Beach
A Man Magnet
The Mojave
The Colorado River
Salome, but Not Dancing
Dusting Myself Off
A Senator in Hiding
The Reservation
Fraternity Boys and Bikers in Tucson
Tombstone
Tail Winds in New Mexico
Skinny-dipping and Remembering Dundee
Under the Crescent Moon
Nick
Coming Alive
Wild Texas
Grass for Snow
The Big Enchilada
A Land Waiting for Rain
Cloudsplitters
The Long X Ranch
The Grasshopper Queens
Purple Glass
Center of the World
A Texas Do-Si-Do
Roadside Biology
Through the Looking Glass
Our Traveling Circus
The Jeffersonian Hi
Thunder and Rain
Beyond Hope
Dividing Lines
Little Rock
I Mistreat Ken
Money in Politics Is Not a Bloodless Issue
The Greasy Limpopo
The Boys
I Am a Person
Growing Up
Into the Hard World
Meaningful Things
Pretty Old for a Damsel
Get Up and Walk
Sneaking into Washington
Kentucky
Please Come to Boston
Across the Ohio
Alaska
A Familiar Old Face Returns
Along the CandO
A Few Days to Washington
The Evening and Next Day
Back Home and Onward
Epilogue
Selected Speeches of Doris Haddock

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