My biography involves a more intimate view of Peck and her accomplishments that will be enjoyed by a popular audience – one that recreates her dramatic achievements and iron resolve to explore uncharted territory and conquer virgin peaks in a world dominated by men.
I first learned about Peck in 2007 via a poster from an antique shop that displays an image of her in her climbing costume and reads, “A Woman’s Place Is at the Top.” I had never before heard of Peck, but the image of her in her climbing costume was so striking that I set out to see who she was and what she had accomplished. After some research, I became completely enthralled with Peck’s accomplishments, including her scholarship, her climbing career, her role in politics, and her longstanding commitment to the advancement of women’s rights.
Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Until now. A Woman’s Place Is at the Top is the biography of an ultimate underdog, a woman who singlehandedly carved her place on the map of mountain climbing and international relations. With unprecedented access to Peck’s original letters, artifacts, and ephemera, this book will bring her entire life to the page for the first time.
A Woman’s Place Is at the Top:The Biography of Annie Smith Peck is now available on Amazon. You can pre-order it here.
You can also check out more images of Peck on my Instagram Page.