A Short Biography of Henry David Thoreau

"My profession is to be always on the alert to find God in nature--to know his lurking places."
—Henry David Thoreau

This short biography chronicles the life of Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) the 19th Century writer and philosopher from Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau was best known as a Naturalist, and his journals are filled with daily observations of the flora and fauna of Concord. He was also an Abolitionist and was involved with the Underground Railroad; his 1849 essay “Civil Disobedience” would influence Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 20th Century. 

The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist.

By Richard Smith
Part of the Short Biographies Series
32 pages
Published by Applewood Books, 2018
4.2 x 0.3 x 5.8 inches