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Richardson's book brings home Thoreau's conviction that human nature is basically the same everywhere and throughout time.
With such a sparse collection of Thoreau biographies out there, we're fortunate that Robert Richardson Jr. was able to paint such an intimate portrait of the man.
As a bedtime reader, I love not only the writing, but the 100 chapters the book is divided into, which is great for a nighttime read.
I love this product because it has encouraged me to develop a revisable model of my own moral compass while beginning with Thoreau's use of nature as the ultimate educator and with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ben J Korgen
Great book for someone interested in Thoreau. It starts with his college years, so unfortunately nothing of his childhood is included. Read morePublished 9 months ago by taylor storey
I loved this book. It is beautifully written and explores a side of Thoreau and his ideas that I didn't understand before. I highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jill Kelly
The author, Dr. Richardson, has, imo, given us the best in depth work of scholarship on Thoreau ever written. Read morePublished 15 months ago by john choquette
This is the best book on HDT that I have found. I recommend it very highly. The author is knowledgible and a good writer.Published 20 months ago by David H. Chittenden
Richardson was still an apprentice when he wrote this bio.
I read this after the Emerson and James bios and was slightly disappointing. Read more
This is, without a doubt, the best example yet of intellectual biography. Richardson is masterful at revealing the inner landscape of one of America's great minds. Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by Plugger
Thoreau has been a long time inspiration to me. This book told me things I did not know, reminded be of things that I had forgotten, and forged a greater understanding of the man,... Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by Kindle Customer