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Emerson and the Dream of America: Finding our Way to A New and Exceptional Age
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Emerson and the Dream of America: Finding our Way to A New and Exceptional Age

by Richard G. Geldard
 

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This timely work associates Barack Obama's election with a reemergence of Emerson's great Dream of this new yet unapproachable America. It's the first book to connect Emerson's rousing teachings for individuals with ideas behind America's founding and our promise as a nation. Geldard shows how-in contrast to the American Dream-Emerson's Dream of America evokes

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This timely work associates Barack Obama's election with a reemergence of Emerson's great Dream of this new yet unapproachable America. It's the first book to connect Emerson's rousing teachings for individuals with ideas behind America's founding and our promise as a nation. Geldard shows how-in contrast to the American Dream-Emerson's Dream of America evokes something deeper, more fundamental, and infinitely more adequate to our immediate challenges as a nation.

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Jacob Needleman
In these pages the mind and heart of Emerson show us why we are here, both as Americans, and as individual human beings in the vast, universal world. Geldard's book offers a landmark interpretation of America's greatest philosopher.
Library Journal
The stock of Ralph Waldo Emerson stands high, as it has for the last 50-plus years. Geldard's brief book champions Emerson not only as an exponent of the Perennial Philosophy but as a genuine voice for continuing reform, social justice, and economic equality in America. Both an exposition of Emerson's thought and a call to change and action, this is a stirring introduction to the thought of the great transcendentalist. VERDICT Geldard here will not bring news to the student of Emerson, but his accessible approach makes Emerson palatable and relevant to a new generation of inquisitive readers across denominational lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936012527
Publisher:
Larson Publications NY
Publication date:
09/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
175
File size:
589 KB

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