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Henry David Thoreau

A Life

by Laura Dassow Walls

Hardcover, 615 pages, Univ of Chicago Pr, List Price: $35 |


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Traces the life of the extraordinary poet, best known for his meditations on nature at Walden Pond, who also spent time with good friend and neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson and worked as a manual laborer, an inventor and a radical political activist.

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Thoreau was born 200 years ago, on July 12, 1817. He died of tuberculosis at age 44. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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If Thoreau Were Alive, He'd Be 'Shouting From The Rafters,' Biographer Says

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