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Three Hundred Zeroes
     

Three Hundred Zeroes

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by Dennis Blanchard
 

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A promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, Blanchard set out on the Appalachian Trail with his brother's Purple Heart Medal to fulfill that promise. He learned that the wilderness and solitude can reconnect one with a Norman Rockwell America that at times seems long lost and forgotten. This humorous story demonstrates that adventure

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A promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, Blanchard set out on the Appalachian Trail with his brother's Purple Heart Medal to fulfill that promise. He learned that the wilderness and solitude can reconnect one with a Norman Rockwell America that at times seems long lost and forgotten. This humorous story demonstrates that adventure truly begins in the heart.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011159817
Publisher:
Dennis Blanchard
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
687,798
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

I was born in Bristol, Connecticut. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force I moved to New Hampshire with my wife, Jane. Never living very far from the Appalachian Trail, there was always the seductive siren's call to hike it. In 2007 I set out to hike the whole trail, but had to interrupt the hike for a six-artery heart bypass operation after 600 miles. I took three hundred days to recover and in 2008 went back and finished all 2,176 miles (3500 km) of the trail. This resulted in my first book, THREE HUNDRED ZEROES.


To support my hiking habit I've spent most of my life working as an electrical engineer. I'm an avid ham radio enthusiast and have authored numerous pieces for magazines such as the amateur radio journal, QST and other technical magazines, as well as motorcycle adventure articles. When not off wandering in the woods I live in Sarasota, Florida.


Watch for the upcoming book: A Few More Zeroes:Lost with the wind and the stars on the Camino de Santiago

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Three Hundred Zeroes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a delight to read this book! As a long-distance AT hiker and hiking journal fan I look for good writing and authentic detail first. This book is filled with both, and imparts the whole picture of the long distance Appalachian Trail adventure - joys, struggles, characters, friendships, the works. If hiking interests you, and you've wondered about hiking the AT, read this book. If you've already hiked the AT and are missing it, read this book! If you found Bryson's book a little short on accuracy, this will be gratifying to read. I give this 5 stars for it's genre, and I've read just about everything in the genre. Give it a try. I found the Nookbook version very well done, properly formatted and easy to read. V8 '08
kr4ez More than 1 year ago
I am realy enjoying this book. It is the 4th i have read about AT hikes and it is by far the best. The author does not go into over openunated rants like "A Walk In The Woods". I think anyone would injoy this book. The book is telling his story and does not have repetitive overly detailed accounts of every day issues of the trail.
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JustReadJ More than 1 year ago
Have back-packed in the Rockies years ago and still enjoy day hikes. Have no plans to hike the Appalachian Trail but thoroughly enjoyed reading the details of the author's experiences. Fun and interesting to read about the different shelters, hostels, trail angels and friendships made along the way. I think the book would be enjoyed by both hikers and non-hikers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I enjoyed everthing about it. It makes me want to go hiking. Highly recomend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HAVE SPENT THIS YEAR READING BOOKS ON HIKING! I VERY MUCH ENJOYED THIS BOOK. WOULD RECOMMEND !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a few AT books, and this one of the best. Parts are moving, parts are funny. I go on a few day hikes in the White Mountains, but this book makes me want to hike the AT.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful compilation of a trip on the AT. It is full of personal drama and insight into life and what is important. Not a tree hugger Greenpeace manifesto. Makes me want to get back out on the trail myself! Looking forward to his next book about the Camino.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an absolute delight to read. I am a day hiker and I so admire the thro-hikers. It was as if I was right there hiking with Dennis the whole way. I love this book.
tattooedmommie More than 1 year ago
What a light hearted, fun read. The author is truly inspirational with his journey on the AT. His humor and the humor on the trail had me laughing out loud and wanting to share with everyone around me. If you've ever wanted to hike, have hiked or even remotely thought about hiking the A.T - read this! Hands down one of the best books I've read about hiking in a long while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book. Having sectioned hiked a little of the AT at 54 and not being in the best physical shape, I liked taking the journey all they way with the author. Nicely done.