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The Resource The Thoreau you don't know : what the prophet of environmentalism really meant, Robert Sullivan

The Thoreau you don't know : what the prophet of environmentalism really meant, Robert Sullivan

Label
The Thoreau you don't know : what the prophet of environmentalism really meant
Title
The Thoreau you don't know
Title remainder
what the prophet of environmentalism really meant
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sullivan
Title variation
Thoreau you dont know
Title variation remainder
what the prophet of environmentalism really meant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thoreau is one of those authors that readers think they know, even if they don't. He's the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods, the mystic worshipping solemnly in the quiet church of nature. He's our national Natural Man, the prophet of environmentalism. But here Robert Sullivan--who himself has been called an "urban Thoreau"--presents the Thoreau you don't know: the activist, the organizer, the gregarious adventurer, the guy who likes to go camping with friends (even if they sometimes accidentally burn the woods down). Sullivan shows us not a lonely eccentric but a man in his growing village, and argues that Walden was a book intended to revive America, a communal work forever pigeonholed as a reclusive one--and that this misreading is at the heart of our troubled relationship with the environment today.--From publisher description
Summary
An alternate profile of the iconic American and environmental writer explores Thoreau's contributions as an activist, organizer, and adventurer who was more social than his reclusive persona suggested
Tone
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
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304980
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Sullivan, Robert
Dewey number
  • 818/.309
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3053
LC item number
.S86 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Authors, American
  • Naturalists
Target audience
adult
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what the prophet of environmentalism really meant
Label
The Thoreau you don't know : what the prophet of environmentalism really meant, Robert Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The Thoreau you don't know -- Where he was coming from -- Reading transcendental -- A life with principle -- A free-lance -- When the woods burned -- The road to Walden -- A place to work -- Imagine a city -- After Walden -- Autumn -- Perfectly distinct
Control code
ocn232978239
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 354 p.
Isbn
9780061710315
Lccn
2008034495
System control number
(OCoLC)232978239
Label
The Thoreau you don't know : what the prophet of environmentalism really meant, Robert Sullivan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The Thoreau you don't know -- Where he was coming from -- Reading transcendental -- A life with principle -- A free-lance -- When the woods burned -- The road to Walden -- A place to work -- Imagine a city -- After Walden -- Autumn -- Perfectly distinct
Control code
ocn232978239
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 354 p.
Isbn
9780061710315
Lccn
2008034495
System control number
(OCoLC)232978239

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