Item description for Yankee Wisdom 2009 Wall Calendar by Henry David Thoreau & Emily Dickinson...
Yankees are proud of their resilience, toughness and dry humor. From their origins as seekers of freedom and a new life, New Englanders have represented pragmatism, tolerance, ingenuity and optimism. The enduring ocean and bedrock granite typify Yankee spirit and wisdom. The image of the Yankee is the image of America. A mix of contradictions, Yankees balance a love of freedom and individual liberty with a respect for their community. They are well-educated, yet rustic. The New England Transcendentalists adopted Eastern religious ideas well over 150 years ago. The Yankee Wisdom 2009 wall calendar features the thoughtful ponderings of Emerson, Dickinson and Thoreau mixed with the down-home humor and advice of The Old Farmer's Almanac. Photographs of the peaceful New England landscape bring to life and give context to the wisdom of the Yankee.
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Geoff Wisner is an author, editor, book reviewer, and contributor to publications including the Christian Science Monitor and the Quarterly Conversation. He is author of A Basket of Leaves and editor of African Lives. He lives in New York City.
Barry Moser has illustrated or designed more than 300 books. His edition of Alice'sAdventures in Wonderland won the National Book Award in 1983. He lives in western Massachusetts.
Henry David Thoreau lived in the state of Massachusetts. Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 and died in 1862.
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