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Nichols, Ashton

Summary: A series of 24 lectures on the New England Transcendalist Movement delivered by Ashton Nichols, Professor of English at Dickinson College.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 141.3 NIC
Call number: CD 141.3 NIC PART 1
Call number: CD 141.3 NIC PART 2

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Porcellino, John.

Summary: This graphic novel, narrated in Thoreau's own words, weaves together elements from Walden, Civil disobedience, Walking and Thoreau's journals to tell of his two years in the woods and the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult, Call number: 741.5 THO

Thoreau, Henry David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Empire Books] 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.303 Thoreau 2011

Foster, David R.

Summary: In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. Foster was struck by how different the forested landscape around him was from the one Thoreau described more than a century earlier. The sights and sounds that Thoreau experienced on his daily walks through 19th-century...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.3 FOS

Egerton, Douglas R.

Summary: "In early 1860, pundits and political operatives across America confidently predicted the victory of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential election. Douglas, after all, led the Democrats, the only party that bridged North and South. But the Democracy would splinter over the issue of slavery, opening the way for the upstart Republicans, exclusively Northern, to steal the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.711 Egerton 2010

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Dann, Kevin T.

Summary: "The acclaimed author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau traverses on foot from Manhattan to the site of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond, often retracing steps walked by Thoreau himself, and unlocks the practical principles of the mystic's life in the woods"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP 818 DAN

Smith, Corinne Hosfeld

Summary: Chronicles the 1861 "Journey West" made from Massachusetts to Minnesota by Henry David Thoreau and Horace Mann, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Green Frigate Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.309 SMI

Corwin, Norman

Summary: Academy Award nominees Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn star in Norman Corwin's electrifying dramatization of the history-making Lincoln-Douglas debates. This fierce rivalry between rising legislator Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Senator Stephen A. Douglas tackled some of the day's most passionate and controversial issues -- above all, those of slavery and the American concept of freedom. As...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: L.A. Theatre Works 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 808.5 COR

Thoreau, Henry David

Summary: In 1845, Henry David Thoreau, while living beside Walden Pond, returned to nature to observe and reflect while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged one of the classics of American literature.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Naxos AudioBooks 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.3 THO

Guelzo, Allen C.

Summary: What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was his Senate campaign against the country's most formidable politician, Stephen A. Douglas, in the summer and fall of 1858. Lincoln challenged Douglas directly in one of his greatest speeches--"A house divided against itself cannot stand"--and confronted Douglas on the questions of slavery and the inviolability of the Union in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.68 GUE

Thoreau, Henry David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Createspace 0000

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 818.3 THO

Thoreau, Henry David

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: An unabridged republication of nineteenth-century essayist Henry David Thoreau's reflections on the natural world, written during a two year period when he lived alone in a cabin on the shores of Walden Pond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2004

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Thoreau, Henry David

Summary: In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2009

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Walls, Laura Dassow

Summary: Drawing on Thoreau’s copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother; the ambitious Harvard College student; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos. We meet the man whose belief in human freedom and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID WAL

Johnson, D. B. (Donald B.)

Summary: Although he loves his freedom, Henry, a bear modeled on Henry Thoreau, goes to jail rather than go against his principles. Based on an incident in the life of Henry David Thoreau.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Stahr, Walter

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Johnson, D. B. (Donald B.)

Summary: On a misty morning, Henry, a bear modeled after Henry David Thoreau, shows his awareness of nature as he helps neighbors during his walk to work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Locker, Thomas

Summary: Introduces philosopher, writer, and environmentalist Henry David Thoreau, using selections from his own writings and an imaginary journey into the wilderness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fulcrum Pub. 2002

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 THO

Waugh, John C.

Summary: How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House? How did he become this one man great enough to risk the fate of the nation on the well-worn but cast-off notion that all men are created equal? John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln's road to the Civil War.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM WAU

Summary: This visual ode to 19th-century philosophical writer Henry David Thoreau's beloved Walden Pond combines magnificent nature photography with highlights from Thoreau's timeless writings on the beauty and serenity of this New England retreat. Thoreau's Walden allows the viewer to walk in the solitude of Thoreau's footsteps and witness the idyllic wilderness of the famed Massachusetts pond as it...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Photovision 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THO

Johnson, D. B. (Donald B.)

Summary: Young Henry Thoreau appears frugal to his friends as he sets about building a cabin. Includes biographical information about Thoreau.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E JOH

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Johns