Book Discussion on The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

Michael Sims talked about his book, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond, in which he recounts… read more

Michael Sims talked about his book, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond, in which he recounts Henry David Thoreau’s formative education and the intellectual path that led to his writing career, which included his authorship of Walden. In his book, the author reports that the Harvard graduate, who built a cabin on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s property where he lived and wrote for over two years, was more than the recluse he is popularly remembered as. Instead, he focuses on Thoreau’s political activism. Michael Sims spoke at the Concord Bookshop in Concord, Massachusetts. close

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Book Discussion on The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 1, 2014

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  • May 10, 2014 | 5:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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