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This is a great book, offering a well-rounded picture of not only Thoreau but also his times, the economy and other literary and political figures. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark E O'Brien
Robert Sullivan offers a unique angle. Don't let the title trip you up as some reviewers have. A book's title at times is irrelevant (marketing considerations can easily distort... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J Kragt
Terrific book with a slightly different take on Henry David Thoreau. So glad to see this very witty historical figure shed the clothes of a cantankerous hermit. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Katherine Endicott
I knew Thoreau very well before reading this book; now I know him better.Published 17 months ago by Linnea
Like many another reader, I was disappointed in this book. It is dragged down by various kinds of self-indulgence that don't do the author any favours. Read morePublished 17 months ago by toronto
Chapter 2, pages 21 and 22 'The oldest white settlement in Massachusetts'. What? Salem, 1626; Charlestown, 1629; Boston, 1630; Roxbury, 1630. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary Ann Timmons
Presumably there are two categories of reader who may pick up this book: those familiar with Thoreau in the sense that they have read 'Walden', some of the essays and have,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barry Moffatt
I ordered this book for a graduate class. It shipped quickly, was in good packaging, and still had the library plastic cover on it. I felt like I was stealing from the library! Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by @finchgirl10
I have been rereading Walden for a course I will teach in the coming school year. Robert Sullivan's book is very helpful in explaining the background of Concord and of Thoreau... Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by geoffrey fifield