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Legacy on the Land Hardcover – January 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Peterman; 1st edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984242724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984242726
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I grew up in the countryside in Jamaica, in Rose Hill, Summerfield, where your identify comes from your family going back several generations. So I was not only Audrey Wright, but moreso "Mr. Wright's daughter" and "Mr. Butler's granddaughter." I did my homework on the banks of the river, solitary, engrossed with the life unfolding in the water before my eyes. When I came to America, I thought the cities were all there was. So when i discovered the expanses of beauty and nature in the National Park System, I went absolutely wild.

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We must honor the land on which we live and preserve its essence for all generations!
Onasegi
They describe the sights, sounds, smells, feelings and emotions with language so vivid I feel as though I made the journey with them!
Vitamin D
This book is like a love letter to all Americans who wish to know more about the history of this fabulous land of ours.
Majora J Carter

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Onasegi on October 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This handsome volume, written in scintillating prose, tells how an African American couple took up the challenge to "see America first" and just HAD to tell the rest of us what we are missing! Audrey and Frank Peterman made time to visit many of this nation's national parks and relate how the experience transformed them into environmental activists who are committed to encouraging all Americans, and especially African-Americans, to experience these national treasures and never forget that the Earth is our home. We must honor the land on which we live and preserve its essence for all generations! Special features: Appendices that list 20 official "Black" units of the National Park system, in which African-Americans significantly participated in their history, such as the African burial Ground National Monument in new York City, and a dozen other parks that reflect contributions of African-American ancestors such as: the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes the Presidio where the Buffalo Soldiers were once posted. This is a highly engaging memoir--part travelogue, part commentary on the biases and importance of the environmental preservation movement. It reframes arguments about why all Americans should value our collectively-owned sacred places and makes the subject appealing to people who have previously ignored these magnificent spaces or taken them for granted--like the authors did before their first trip! Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Majora J Carter on November 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is like a love letter to all Americans who wish to know more about the history of this fabulous land of ours. Frank and Audrey Peterman weave beautiful and intriguing personal and historical narratives about our natural wonders and make you wish you could go camping with them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vitamin D on October 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Every American should read this book! In fact, it should part of the reading list for school children across the country. Audrey and Frank reveal the natural wonders of this great nation with captivating storytelling and poetic descriptions. They describe the sights, sounds, smells, feelings and emotions with language so vivid I feel as though I made the journey with them!

My husband and I have been thinking about taking just such a trip and now, after reading Legacy on the Land, I am totally inspired and determined to do it!
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