John Burroughs: An American Naturalist

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Black Dome Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 356 pages
John Burroughs (1837-1921) emerged from an obscure boyhood in the Catskill Mountains to write more than thirty books, create the genre of the nature essay, and become the preeminent nature writer of his day. In this critically-acclaimed biography, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. draws on a wealth of previously unpublished manuscripts, journals and letters to portray the man Henry James called a more humorous, more available and more sociable Thoreau. In the process, Renehan reveals Burroughs's complex and enduring relationships with such notables as Jay Gould, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Edison, John Muir, Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Ford.

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John Burroughs (1837-1921) might have wished for more poetry in this biography by free-lance writer Renehan (The American Scholar, The Conservationist, etc.), but he couldn't have asked for a more ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Edward J. Renehan Jr. is a fifth generation New Yorker. He now lives in coastal Rhode Island.

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