Short Biography of Henry David Thoreau, A
Richard Smith (Introduction by)
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 Benna Books, an imprint of Applewood Books, are intriguing and entertaining short biographies that tell the details, insights and stories of renowned lives.
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