Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF)


Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit

Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Summary ¸ Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit 102 George Meegan is an adventurer lecturer school reformer and world traveller He holds eight Guinness World Records the most official world records for any European This includes “The Longest Unbroken March of All Time” that is described in this book The epic journey he made from Tierra del Fuego South America to Prudhoe Bay Alaska 19019 miles was completed in 2425 days with 41 million steps while burning out 12 and half pairs of hiking boots He got shot at and chased by a one legged gaucho traversed the historically impassable Darien Gap married his Japanese sweetheart became a fathertwice and visited President Jimmy Carter at his home Arriving in New York he was covered by “People” magazine and every other popular media with appearances on Larry King Live Today Show three times CBS Morning Ne. In The Longest Walk George Meegan presents an account of his walk from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska the longest walk in history Meegan s walk takes him through some incredible places most notably the Darien Gap in Panama considered one of the most impassable bits of jungle in the world Through it all Meegan just keeps walkingWhile the feat itself is incredible and imagining what it would be like to do it kept me excited to read this book the book itself falls short Meegan s writing style is accessible but could use a great editor as an unedited excerpt in the appendices proves several times over and it seems he was only able to find a mediocre one Meegan also disappointed me as a narrator of his own experiences I expected information and reflection on the cultures and peoples he came into contact with during the course of his walk when instead the narrative focused primarily on the logistics of actually completing the walk Any writing about culture tended to have harsh overtones of cultural Imperialism especially during the entire South America portion where for example he claimed all the food of all the various countries he visited was essentially inedible If you are good at skimming or dipping in and out of books you might give The Longest Walk a try just as a way of learning about how one goes about walking over 18000 miles in seven years Otherwise give this a pass and read Bryson s Walk in the Woods instead

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Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Summary ¸ Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit 102 Largest Eskimo settlement in the world At the historic millennium Meegan uniuely got the USA government by order of the White House to ‘fall down on knees’ and apologize before the media to the First Nations for legion historic travesties At the time no human had ever traversed the entire Americas be it by vehicle or even aircraft; but of course Meegan was on foot Today nearly three decades later the feat remains uneualed His book is held at the USA Library of Congress and he is pictured in the Guinness Book of World Records Japan GB and the USA The adventure has been excerpted as an elective text for Japanese universities and was judged as ‘inspirational’ and put into Japan’s National Curriculum It has been converted into an audio version distributed nationwide in English speaking countrie. One day the author decided he would walk from the southern tip of South America to the shore of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska So he did 19000 miles in 7 years Along the way he married his girlfriend and fathered two children This book describes the journey all the places he passed through and the people he met Sometimes the book drags due to the sameness of each day Sometimes something exciting happens but not often usually at border crossings and the occasional wild man personality I would have liked him mentioning freuently his mileage and time traveled along the route and a little detail in how he managed to find food and accommodations every day But overall this was a well written and captivating record of an immensely impressive accomplishment

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Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Summary ¸ Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit 102 Ws Good Morning America 11 PM Show Studs Terkel Radio The Joe Franklin Show Phil Donahue Hugh Downs Across America the World Walker was preceded town to town by media showings that George had discovered the ‘American Dream’ From New York he proceeded through northern USA into the Yukon and on to the final step into the Arctic Circle On the afternoon of September 18 1983 he crossed frozen tundra to the edge of the Arctic Ocean and dipped his hand into the cold slivery water It was done He fell to his knees and wept At age 31 George Meegan had walked 19019 unbroken miles and rose from the water’s edge to face a new challenge of dealing with new found fame The Longest Walk took place between 1977 and 1983 In 2000 he completed almost 500km to reach Barrow Alaska for the ultimate culmination in the. I read this book AGES ago and I ve been meaning to read it again for a while This than slightly anal gentleman decides to walk from the tip of South America Tierra del Fuego to one of the northern most points in Canada and truly gave me and I m sure many other readers a real case of wanderlust I ve traveled my fair share and like to consider myself a free spirit whatever THAT means but I love reading stories of people who drop everything and GO Mr Meegan meticulously planned and mapped out his trip just about every step of the way mostly alone but also at times with his wife He gives plenty of detail of the walk itself the misadventures along the way and the interesting people who cross his path He was so religious about his walk that even when he was offered a ride or a place to stay for a few days while he did accept he d ask to be taken back to the exact spot where they picked him up so as to not lose a step I got frustrated with him at times and wanted him to take a break and seelivefeel of the culturepeople around him but he was definitely a man on a mission and I guess you have to have that kind of determination if you plan to make this type of journey your goalGood read out of print but should be available in libraries

  • Paperback
  • 381
  • Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit
  • George Meegan
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9781436327381

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    Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) I loved this book What George Meegan accomplished is truly remarkable As of the writing of his book he held several official world records; I don't know if any of them have since been broken I enjoyed reading his

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Characters Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit In The Longest Walk George Meegan presents an account of his walk from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska the longest walk in history Meegan's walk takes him through some incredible places most notably the Darien Gap in Panama considered on

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) George Meegan decided to take a walk Not just any walk; he wanted to walk from the tip of South America to the arctic shores

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Out of print but get a copy if you can find it Might be a bit dated I read it back in the late 80's but I remember it as a somewhat bizarre but fascinating look at an incredibly analmeticulous Englishman who decides to walk from the very tip of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina to one of the northernmost parts of C

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) Synopsis George Meegan is the world record holder for the longest continuous walk in history He started at the southern tip of South America Tierra Del Fuego where Carmen Sandiego used to hideout and walked north through South America the Darien Gap Central America and into the United States Instead of just walki

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    George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) I read this book AGES ago and I've been meaning to read it again for a while This than slightly anal gentleman decides to walk from the tip of South America Tierra del Fuego to one of the northern most points in Canada and truly gave

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    George Meegan Ç 2 Read & download Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç George Meegan Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) One day the author decided he would walk from the southern tip of South America to the shore of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska So he did 19000 miles in 7 years Along the way he married his girlfriend and fathered two children This book describes the journey all the places he passed through and the people he met Sometimes th

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) George Meegan's account of his walk from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic Sea is a fantastic read full of life and color Hi

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) I had to give George Meegan 5 stars his book was well written although I would have liked about north america I think it was edited out since the book is uite long Not as longas that walk though I can almost not believe how courageous and mentally tough he and his wifehad to be to complete the walk and give 7 years of their lives t

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    Longest Walk An Odyssey of the Human Spirit (PDF) The venture interested me and I wanted to like this However the author's surprise at the way certain cultures live hey They're good people and the sexist comments peppered throughout can't blame her as we know all women care that much about perfume and makeup annoyed me to no end I know it was written in the late 70's and 80's but

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