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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again, - if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a walk. Walking is an essay by American writer, naturalist and philosopher David Thoreau (1817 - 1862).... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
One of the most famous non-fiction American books, Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the history of Thoreau's visit to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland retreat near Walden Pond. Thoreau, stirred by the philosophy of the transcendentalists, used the sojourn as an experiment in self reliance and minimalism… "so as to "live deliberately,... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2004; US$ 2.99
The title says it all; This is a book about walking; it's a wonderful book that you can read for motivation and inspiration. It a very thought provoking book of one man journey of philosophy and adventures. A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking,... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99
Written with the motto 'that government is best that governs least', when men are ready for it, that will be the kind of government we will have. This book tries to tell us to think for ourselves. This is a Must Read for anyone anti-government. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 12.00
Henry David Thoreau's vision of personal freedom is indelibly etched on the American consciousness. 'We need the tonic of wildness,' Thoreau wrote in Walden, and by turning his back on town amenities to build a house on Walden Pond in 1845, he helped shape our notions of the individual, subsistence, and a moral relation to nature. Raising white beans... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 4.95
With their call for "simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!?, for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in this volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden , his indisputable masterpiece,... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99
Raising his voice against the mass slavery that ensued with the Industrial era, Thoreau has penned this brilliant work. Combining the wisdom of the antiquity with his own intellectual precept, he deals with the problems of the new age and comes up with universal solutions. He further expounds on the duty of every citizen to safeguard his rights and... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Walden exemplifies Thoreaus philosophy and reflects his independent character. He states that modern man is a slave to material possessions and is leading a life of quiet desperation. He is of the view that the harmful affects of complex modern life should be countered. He urges, therefore, that life should be made easy so that its... more...