Boots, Bikes, and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood

Boots, Bikes, and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood

by Karen Brewster

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Boots, Bikes, and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood by Karen Brewster

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 Women’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, Alaska’s first wilderness ecotourism lodge; helped start the Alaska Conservation Society, the state’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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602231740
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Series: Oral history Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 535
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

Karen Brewster is a research associate with the Oral History Program at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the author of The Whales, They Give Themselves: Conversations with Harry Brower, Sr.

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