A Wanderer All My Days:
John Muir in New England
by J. Parker Huber
from the book's dust jacket
A Wanderer All My Days: John Muir in New England
by J. Parker Huber
Introduction by Michael P. Branch
(Green Frigate Books, 2007)
Complied from John Muir’s journal entries, letters, and hundreds of
additional sources, this resource presents a detailed examination of Muir’s
travels throughout New England, from the mountains of Maine to the halls of
Harvard University. With comprehensive insights into Muir’s wanderings,
this unique reference discusses the beginnings of the environmental
movement as well as how 19th century New England literary society
evolved. This distinctive look at Muir showcases how he was just as much
shaped by the cultural landscapes of the East as he was by the pathless
trails of the West.
Parker Huber’s ability to reveal layer upon layer of natural and
interconnections in the New England of Muir’s day makes A Wanderer
Days a world of its own—an animated, interesting, nuanced world that
too, want to ramble through.
—Michael P. Branch, University of Nevada, Reno, editor of John
Written with the patience of a true scholar and the pleasure of an
aficionado, J. Parker Huber’s A Wanderer All My Days is a delightful
deeply informative book.
—Robert J. Begiebing, Southern New Hampshire University, author of
A Wanderer All My Days skillfully incorporates the landscape and culture
the East into the larger map of Muir’s achievement in a way that
—John Elder, Middlebury College, author of Reading the Mountain of
A luminous contribution to Muir scholarship.
—Robert Abbott, Abbot Strategies, editor of the forthcoming Uncommon
Thoreau and the Nature of Business
An absorbing and prodigiously researched narrative that will fascinate
those who admire Muir and want to know more about the scores of people
places he encountered.
—Rita K. Gollin, SUNY Genesco, author of Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Stupendous research and passionate engagement, A Wanderer All My Days
rich banquet for anyone interested in John Muir or New England.
—Stephen Fox, author of John Muir and His Legacy
Assiduously researched with amazing detail, Huber allows us to make the
same journeys, see the same places, and meet the many eastern cultural
figures that Muir knew so well.
—Ethan Carr, University of Massachusetts, author of Wilderness by
In A Wanderer All My Days the reader is happily drawn into the world of
England letters and landscapes with an intimacy so detailed that it almost
feels as if one is a voyeur looking over Muir’s shoulder as he saunters
along with his characteristic curiosity about all that he encounters.
—Robert France, Harvard University, editor of Profitably Soaked:
Engagement With Water
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