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Yosemite in the Sixties

Yosemite in the Sixties( )
Preface by: Chouinard, Yvon
Contribution by: Roper, Steve
Starr, Kevin
Author: Denny, Glenn
ISBN:978-1-938340-22-2
Publication Date:Sep 2007
Publisher:Patagonia
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

The sheer granite walls of Yosemite Valley galvanized a dedicated group of rock climbers in the 1960s, who saw the nearly holdless, glacier-polished faces as the purest form of challenge. The awesome Half Dome and El Capitan were first climbed in the late 1950s, ushering in a new era of rock climbing later known as the golden age of Yosemite climbing. During this era, the climbers of the sixties developed the techniques, tools, and philosophies that made Yosemite the most...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / General
Photography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.5 x 12.98 x 0.77 Inches
Book Weight:2.772 Pounds
Author Biography
Denny, Glenn (Preface by)
Kevin Starr was born in San Francisco, California on September 3, 1940. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco in 1962. After serving two years in the Army in West Germany, he received a master's degree in 1965 and a PhD in English and American literature in 1969 from Harvard University. He returned to San Francisco in 1973 and served as an aide and speechwriter to Mayor Joseph Alioto. After being appointed city librarian, he received a master's degree in library science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974. He wrote a column for The San Francisco Examiner and was appointed a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Southern California in 1989. In 1994, Governor Pete Wilson named him state librarian, a post he held for 10 years.

He wrote numerous book about the history of California including the eight-volume California Dream series, California, Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge, and Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America, the Colonial Experience. In 2006, he received the National Humanities Medal for his work as a scholar and historian from President George W. Bush. He died from a heart attack on January 14, 2017 at the age of 76.

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