Virtual Book Launch of ‘A Window to Heaven’


The School of Letters and School of Theology are hosting a virtual book launch of “A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali,” written by Patrick Dean, T’06. The event is scheduled for noon CST, Thursday, March 4.

“A Window to Heaven” is the captivating and heroic story of Hudson Stuck—an Episcopal priest and 1892 graduate of the School of Theology—and his team’s history-making summit of Denali.

Dean brings to life this heart-pounding and spellbinding feat of this first ascent and paints a rich portrait of the frontier at the turn of the 20th century. The story of Stuck and his team will lead us through the Texas frontier and Tennessee mountains to an encounter with Jack London at the peak of the Yukon Goldrush. We experience Stuck’s awe at the rich Inuit and Athabascan indigenous traditions—and his efforts to help preserve these ways of life.

During the webinar, Dean, who is affiliated with both programs, will read excerpts from the book and answer questions. It will be an interesting and lively discussion.

To watch the stunning video trailer produced by Stephen Garrett, C’01, go to <

>. For more information about the book, please visit the publisher’s site <https://www.simonandschuster.c...;.

To register go to <https://urforms.wufoo.com/form...;. To join this Zoom webinar go to <https://sewanee-edu.zoom.us/j/...;.