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Celebrating Thoreau’s 200th Birthday with Books He Would Love

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To this day, Henry David Thoreau remains one of the most popular naturalist writers of all time. And for good reason – his iconic work, Walden, helped change the way we think about nature, art and self. A big part of the Transcendentalism movement, he also helped define “Civil Disobedience,” which has been influencing world leaders and activists for decades. As an essayist, a poet and a philosopher, Thoreau was one of those thinkers who always felt like he was ahead of his time. Today, July 12, just happens to be Thoreau’s birthday, and we’re more than excited to celebrate it. And not only that – Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord Massachusetts, which means today is…

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