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"The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond"

Michael Sims

About the Program

Michael Sims recounts Henry David Thoreau's formative education and the intellectual path that led to his writing career, which included his authorship of Walden.  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, exemplified by his essay, Civil Disobedience and his support of the antislavery campaign.  Michael Sims speaks at the Concord Bookshop in Concord, Massachusetts.

About the Authors

Michael Sims

Michael Sims' books include The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic.  For more information, visit the author's website michaelsimsbooks.com or via twitter @michaelsimsbook.


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  • Sunday, June 1st at 7am (ET)
  • Monday, May 12th at 2am (ET)
  • Saturday, May 10th at 5pm (ET)
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