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Blind Courage epub

by David McCasland,Bill Irwin


Blind Courage epub

ISBN: 1567960928

ISBN13: 978-1567960921

Author: David McCasland,Bill Irwin

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Specific Groups

Language: English

Publisher: Wrs Pub (March 1, 1995)

ePUB book: 1789 kb

FB2 book: 1919 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 726

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I highly recommend the book Blind Courage to be read by everyone. The story of Bill Irwin and his dog Orient hiking the entire Appalachian Trail will inspire all readers. Bill Irwin was blind and he was led by Orient.

I highly recommend the book Blind Courage to be read by everyone. I live in the Appalachians. and have hiked many trails except the . is a very monumental task to make by even the most experienced. They thru hiked at least 2,100 miles in 18 months. I have a signed copy with Orients paw print on it.

David Irwin Bill;McCasland. I highly recommend the book Blind Courage to be read by everyone.

A quick read, but powerfully conveyed

Written by Bill Irwin, with Dave McCasland. A quick read, but powerfully conveyed. Excellent photos of this seemingly impossible task of not only thru-hiking the AT, but doing it blind, with the help of a Seeing-Eye dog.

Authors : McCasland, David,Irwin, Bill. Title: Blind Courage (Hodder Christian Paperbacks). The story of a blind man, Bill Irwin, who, with his dog, Orient, hiked the 2100 miles of the treacherous Appalachian Trail. Title : Blind Courage (Hodder Christian Paperbacks). Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton Religious. The journey was made as a testimony to the God whom Irwin believed had turned his shattered life around.

Waco, TX: WRS Publishing, 1992. B&W and Color Photographs. DJ has light edgewear and is slightly rubbed. The story of Bill Irwin, who with his dog, Orient, became the first blind person to thru- hike the 2100-mile Appalachian Trail ISBN: 0941539865 (Appalachian Trail).

In 1990, Bill Irwin, with his Seeing Eye dog Orient, became the first and only blind person to have completed the 2,168 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine without human . Bill Irwin and David McCasland. Screenplay By. Michael C. Ross.

In 1990, Bill Irwin, with his Seeing Eye dog Orient, became the first and only blind person to have completed the 2,168 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine without human assistance or companionship. He had no maps, no GPS, no compass back then. Hiking alone with his amazing dog guide Orient.

Amazing and inspiring story. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. Bill Irwin and Orient leads us down the trail over the mountains and into the forest unlike any other author. We see what he feels and senses around him. With every step we walk along with Bill and Orient, and we camp along with them and met some wonderful people along the way helping Bill and Orient along the trail.

Accompanied by his seeing-eye dog, Orient, Irwin overcomes his personal obstacles and the ominous trail. This transformed hiker has inspired many. Douglas Rowe's no-nonsense approach to this reading is just the ticket. His interpretation captures the heart of this "tough guy" and reveals it to the listener.

Bill Irwin, David McCasland. Are you sure you want to remove Blind Courage from your list?

Autographed copy
I've read this many times, but never bought a copy for myself. It's a great story, and I was fortunate enough to meet Bill and Orient on the trail outside of Roanoke Virginia when he was making his through-hike. I'll never forget them, nor will I ever forget what they taught a teenage-me: You can do anything you set your mind to.

Bill was a great guy, and I am honored to have been able to hike with him, even if only for a short while.
Blind Courage is an amazing story of Bill Irwin and his dog, Orient, and their journey along the AT in 1990. I knew I'd love the book when I saw that there was Orient's pawprint on the first page. Orient was one cool dog.

This is not your typical AT book. You will not read about major sections of the trail. I must admit, that was a bit disappointing. For example, Great Smokey Mountains National Park doesn't allow dogs on trails. At a time when Bill often had to stand up for his legal right to have a service dog with him in any public place, I was left wondering if this was a problem. On the other hand, there may not have been a ban on dogs on trails in the park at that time. You WILL learn what it is like to hike the trail blind, relying on God, your guide dog, and the help of other amazing people. Bill does a great job telling us the back story of his life before his blindness and his life before his conversion to Christianity. This is story of courage, humility, gratitude, and persistence. Overall, a really good book.

Well done, Bill! Well done, Orient!
If you have hiked even a few miles of the AT you will be amazed that a blind man could hike all 2000+ miles from Georgia to Maine
It is no “footpath” as some call it but in many places a rock scramble or walk along a knife edge ridge
Many sighted people could not make the 1000 foot climb out of the Lehigh Gorge -as just one example
I think it is a well written book. I didn't expect so much reference to God & religion, but that is his story & how he decided to tell it.

Main part of the Book is Background, Prep, Southern A.T., PA., Maine. With many good mini-stories of how he went about things - the help & encouragement that he received from people. it occasionally jumps around (meaning where he is on the trail), but it isn't hard to follow & I found it an interesting book to read.

As an rare hiker of small sections of the A.T., I didn't find any pointers or tips of hiking/packing, but there are plenty of books on that, this is more of his story of a Long Walk.
I was pleasantly surprised in two ways. First, I didn't realize Bill Irwin was such an extraordinary man of faith. Secondly, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was a signed copy.

My family is very much enjoying this true story about Bill Irwin's thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, with his faithful service dog Orient. This isn't "just" a story about what it is like to hike for six months without the use of one's eyes. Rather, this is inspiring in how his life does NOT center around the fact that he cannot use his eyes; he has risen above the experiential and temporal. You get insights into his soul through his humble & transparent testimony-about his life+his hike. This is the story of a blessed & grateful man. Remarkable.
This book was recommended to me by a friend in Germany I ordered a copy written in English and I could not put it down!
I highly recommend the book Blind Courage to be read by everyone.
The story of Bill Irwin and his dog Orient hiking the entire Appalachian Trail will inspire all readers.
I live in the Appalachians. and have hiked many trails except the A.T. ( For short )
The A.T. is a very monumental task to make by even the most experienced.
Bill Irwin was blind and he was led by Orient. They thru hiked at least 2,100 miles in 18 months.
I have a signed copy with Orients paw print on it. I will read this book many times over.
I've been an avid hiker,but can not conceive of all the courage it took to do this hike! I'd give more stars for the courage if possible!