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Discovery at Walden
Discovery at Walden, Roland Wells Robbins
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Robbins, Roland Wells. Discovery at Walden. Lincoln, Massachusetts: The Thoreau Society, 1999. 61 pp. Paperback.

Roland Wells Robbins' fascinating story of his discovery of Thoreau's Walden Pond hut site, complete with photographs of his findings.

Revolutionary Boston, Lexington and Concord, Joseph L. Andrews
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Andrews, Joseph L. and contributors. Revolutionary Boston, Lexington and Concord. Commonwealth Editions, 148 pp. Paperback.
This complete historic guide to the Concord area of 1775, written by physician, historian and licensed Concord Guide Joseph L. Andrews, Jr. M.D., recreates the drama of this great season in US History which so inspired and challenged the authors, philosophers and transcendentalists of the following century. This book provides detailed information on the sites visitors can see today, including Boston's Freedom Trail. Other contributors provide fascinating articles on the roles of women, children, African Americans, Native Americans and Jews in this great epic of courage and idealism.

 

Walden Pond, Bonnie McGrath
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Photographs by Bonnie McGrath
Reflections by Henry David Thoreau
Commonwealth Editions, 2001. 64 pp. Hardcover, 7 x 7 inch format.


The photographs in this collection are the work of a lifelong visitor to Walden. Matched with quotations from Walden, or Life in the Woods, they allow the reader to stand in Thoreau's shoes and see what he did while gathering observations for his great work.

Historic Concord and the Lexington Fight, Allen French
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A brief History of Concord, by Allen French,
with an All-New Guide, by Leslie Perrin Wilson.
Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 180 pp.
The Paradise Of All These Parts; A Natural History Of Boston, John Hanson Mitchell
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By John Hanson Mitchell.
A history of the landscape of Boston and how it has been altered by man and nature since 1614.  Selected by the Boston Globe as "Most memorable Title of 2008"
Searching For Thoreau, Tom Slayton
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Slayton, Tom Searching for Thoreau: On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England, Bennington,VT: Images From the Past Publishing, 2007. 240pp. Paperback
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Searching for Thoreau vividly transports the reader to the places in New England that were most important to the great American writer/naturalist Henry David Thoreau in 10 vigorous essays that range from Walden Pond to the shores of Cape Cod and the heights of Mount Katahdin in northern Maine. The author, Tom Slayton, recounts his first-hand experiences comparing them to Thoreau's from 150 years earlier; he also compares their observations on the places themselves and their reflections on the causes of change, all with ample use of excerpts from Thoreau's writings.
  • Chronology of Thoreau's travels.
  • When You Go section of practical information for each chapter.
  • Illustrated with new sketches and maps.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Tom Slayton, editor-in-chief of Vermont Life Magazine from 1986-2007, and a long-time commentator for Vermont Public Radio, has published books on various subjects related to travel, art, and literature, including Sabra Field, the Art of Place. He recently was granted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Vermont, and has also received an honorary doctorate from Southern Vermont College and the Franklin Fairbanks Award for outstanding service to Vermont and its people. He has spent more than 30 years studying the works of Henry David Thoreau and traveling to places associated with him. He has given public presentations and published several articles on those travels. Mr. Slayton is a member of the Green Mountain Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club and the 4,000-footers Club of the AMC. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont with his wife, Elizabeth.

Thoreau's Walden - DVD
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27 minutes; PBS
A series of stunning video images of Walden Pond, enhanced by voice-overs of relevant quotes from the writings of Henry D. Thoreau.
A new and updated release in 2012.
Available in DVD ONLY
Boston Sites & Insights
Boston Sites & Insights, Susan Wilson
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Wilson, Susan. Boston Sites & Insights, and Essential Guilde to Historic Landmarks In and Around Boston. Beacon Press, Boston, 2003. 350 pp. Paperback
 
Whether you're looking for a history of one of the city's world-class museums or for a fascinating story about Boston's popular North End, Susan Wilson covers it all in this book. Divided into six sections that reflect the diversity of the people, activities and landmarks withint he city, this fascinating book leaves no stone unturned. With practical, up-to-date information in an "Essentials" section at the end of each chapter as well as fresh retellings of popular legends and lore, Wilson provides everything that a tourist or resident needs to know to enjoy the multicultural city of Boston, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area.
Walden Pond - A History Paper Back
Walden Pond - A History ( Hardback), W. Barksdale Maynard
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A fascinating history of Walden Pond -- the place, the people who influenced it and were influenced by it, and the important events that took place by its shores.  Very carefully researched, W. Barksdale Maynard presents the history of this famous place from the time Thoreau visited it at the age of 4 (1821) until the present day (publication 2004).  Well illustrated with many historical photographs and detailed maps of Thoreau country.
This hardback is out of print, but we have some copies available at this special price.
6 x 9 inch format, 403 pp.
Concord and the Civil War
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Concord and the Civil War: From Walden Pond to the Gettysburg Front,
by Rick Frese.

New Book -- Published February, 2014.

Author Rick Frese (a native of Concord) explores in detail the part of Concord and its illustrious citizens in the Civil War -- at home, on the road, in the bloody battles, and finally on to victory.

Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 128 pp.