Cover Design: Kathy Haasch.
Cover Credits: Henry David Thoreau, Abigail Rorer; Walden Tracks, Corinne H. Smith.
|Westward I Go Free:
Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey
By Corinne Hosfeld Smith
Foreword by Laura Dassow Walls
Published in 2012 by Green
(now handled by Libri Publishing)
460-page paperback $28.95
In 1861, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
embarked on a “Journey West” with Horace
Mann, Jr. The duo used railroads and riverboats to travel from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. The details of this last, longest, and least-known of Thoreau’s excursions have been veiled in mystery … until now.
Westward I Go Free is the story of two 19th-century men and the 21st-century woman who was determined
to follow their 4,000+-mile path.