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[PDF/EBOOK] The Last Great Walk ↠ Wayne Curtis



10 thoughts on “The Last Great Walk

  1. says:

    My first nomination for the best nonfiction book read in 2015I found the story of the 70yo man walking across the US in 1909 fascinating but the commentary on the importance of walking past and present individually and as a species was riveting and thought provokingI'd say but I have to go take a walk And you should just read the book

  2. says:

    This book should be reuired reading for students of land use planning and municipal councillors

  3. says:

    The content about Weston's walk was interesting although I expected of an adventure tale than what it was The content in between reports on Weston's progress was intermittently interesting About the third or fourth time I was reading about how walking is good for our health I started skimming When the author started talking about how cars changed our environment I returned to reading About the third or fourth time the

  4. says:

    Rewarding read with a multifaceted look at how we shaped the 20th Century and how we might shape the 21st Meanwhile I intend to step up my jaywalking

  5. says:

    “Not walking I believe is one of the most radical things we ever decide to do“ xviiiBest thing about this book is that several times it encouraged me to stop reading and take a walk“Chairs are A self sabotaging tech

  6. says:

    An entertaining book covering different aspects of walking anchored by the historic walk mentioned in the title Well researched and at times ev

  7. says:

    After perusing a friends’ response to his reading of this book I ordered it There was something intriguing about the idea of a Sev

  8. says:

    I've always enjoyed a nice leisurely walk and I often walk to do short errands But after reading this record of a walk taken in 1909 from New York City to San Francisco completed in just over 100 days I will neve

  9. says:

    This 2014 book gets 4 out of 5 stars It really held my interest I found out about a popular cultural phenomenon of the late 19th century American pedestrianism During the 1870s and 1880s America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball or football—it was competitive walking Inside sold out arenas competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days risking their health and sanity to see who coul

  10. says:

    In The Last Great Walk author Wayne Curtis shares the story of Edward Payson Weston otherwise known as ‘Weston the Pedestrian” In 1909 West

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In 1909 Edward Payson Weston walked from New York to San Francisco covering around 40 miles a day and greeted by wildly cheering audiences in every city The New York Times called it the first bona fide walk across the American continent and eagerly chronicled a journey in which Weston was beset by fatigue mosuitos vicious headwinds and brutal heat He was 70 years ol. My first nomination for the best nonfiction book read in 2015I found the story of the 70yo man walking across the US in 1909 fascinating but the commentary on the importance of walking past and present individually and as a species was riveting and thought provokingI d say but I have to go take a walk And you should just read the book

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The Last Great Walk

DIn The Last Great Walk journalist Wayne Curtis uses the framework of Weston's fascinating and surprising story and investigates exactly what we lost when we turned away from foot travel and what we could potentially regain with America's new embrace of pedestrianism From how our brains and legs evolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that Amer. An entertaining book covering different aspects of walking anchored by the historic walk mentioned in the title Well researched and at times even laugh out loud funny the book does make you want to get up and take a long walk though that makes it rather harder to keep reading All You Need Is Less potentially regain with America's new embrace of Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series) pedestrianism From how our brains and legs evolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that Amer. An entertaining book covering different aspects of walking anchored by the historic walk mentioned in the title Well researched and at times even laugh out loud funny the book does make you want to get up and take a long walk though that makes it rather harder to keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Wayne Curtis

Ican cities have been designed to cater to cars and discourage pedestrians Curtis guides readers through an engaging intelligent exploration of how something as simple as the way we get from one place to another continues to shape our health our environment and even our national identityNot walking he argues may be one of the most radical things humans have ever don. This 2014 book gets 4 out of 5 stars It really held my interest I found out about a popular cultural phenomenon of the late 19th century American pedestrianism During the 1870s and 1880s America s most popular spectator sport wasn t baseball or football it was competitive walking Inside sold out arenas competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest 500 miles was standard This book is about the final mega stroll of Edward Payson Weston who in 1909 walked across the USA on a bet that he could ambulate from coast to coast in 100 days or less demanding an average of 40 miles a day Weston was 70 years old when me took on the challenge He was the best known of the competitive walkers We join the taciturn Weston as he is mostly angered but rarely dismayed about the unexpected pitfalls that he encountered through the Great Plains over the Rockies across some deserts and often struggling through deep mud The upside of his western journey were the massive crowds that greeted him as his highly publicized venture was big National news At the time there were far fewer roads into the West The automobile was just gaining momentum at the time and tarred roads were unheard of outside the populated Eastern seaboard Weston often walked the newly established railroad system and was challenged by navigational issues deep sections of sticky mud and downright nasty weather He left new your on a chilly March day The book s back story is about the loss of walking as a viable means to getting about one s local communities as well as a highly interesting discussion about the medical physical and spiritual benefits that are gained from spending hours moving about the countryside on our own two feet The book is very well written and authored by Wayne Curtis the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year in 2002