In February 2000, ninety-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock became a national heroine when she completed her 3,200-mile, fourteen-month walk from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the issue of campaign finance reform.
Granny D recalls and celebrates an exuberant life of love, ac-tivism, and adventure—from one-woman feminist plays in the thirties, to stopping nuclear testing near an Eskimo fishing village in 1963, to her current crusade. Threaded throughout is the spirit of her beloved hometown in New Hampshire—Thornton Wilder’s inspiration for Grover’s Corners in Our Town—a quintessentially American center of New England pluck, Yankee ingenuity, and can-do attitude.
Told in Doris’s vivid and unforgettable voice, Granny D will move and delight readers with its clarion message that one person can indeed make a difference.
About the Author
Haddock is a retired shoe factory worker and great-grandmother of twelve.
Dr. Dennis Burke is internationally known as a Bible Teacher and best-selling author. For more than 33 years, Dennis has helped thousands discover how to live a victorious life through faith in God's Word. Dennis has been the keynote speaker in churches, conventions, and seminars around the world. In 2003 Dennis received his Doctorate in Theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida. Dennis and his wife, Vikki, are co-founders of Dennis Burke Ministries in Arlington, Texas. They have authored numerous books such as How to Meditate God's Word and Grace Power Beyond Your Ability and Vikki's best-selling book, Some Days You Dance. They have one daughter, Jessica.
“Doris Haddock is a true patriot, and our nation has been blessed by her remarkable life. Her story will entertain, inform, and inspire people of all ages for generations to come.” —Jimmy Carter
“I believe she represents all that is good in America. She has taken up this struggle to clean up American politics. . . . Granny D, you exceed any small, modest contributions those of us who have labored in the vineyards of reform have made to this earth. We are grateful for you.” —Senator John McCain
“A multilayered memoir, populist reform treatise, roadside nature field book, Whitmanesque treatment of America, and philosophical summation of a life well spent . . . a stunning portrait of the American soul.” —Library Journal
“A moving reminder of the power of the human will.” —Kirkus Reviews