Thumbing Through Thoreau is a book of quotations by Henry David Thoreau, compiled by Kenny Luck. Each of the quotes is accompanied by illustrations done by Jay Luke and Ren Adams. The quotes are broken down in to 3 sections, Society & Government, Spirituality & Nature and finally, Love. There is 1 quote to a page and the book is about 300 pages long, so chances are you will find the perfect quote you are looking for in this book. Each quote also references which works it is from and the page number in case you want to use this book for research purposes! The end of the book has an index to make it easy to find the quotes you might be looking for or need for that special project based on topics. While these quotes may have been written 150 years ago, all of them can be put in to play in today’s world as well. Kenny did a great job selecting quotations for this works and I am sure that it was not an easy task to take on considering all that Thoreau had written!
You can find out more about this book at the books website: http://www.thumbingthroughthoreau.com
Kenny Luck’s Bio:
Kenny Luck is a graduate student at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from the same institution. He writes for The Weekender – an arts and entertainment weekly – and The Independent. He is currently working on his second book. He enjoys recording music, book browsing and travel.
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Jay Luke’s Bio:
Jay Luke is a musician and artist from Throop, Pa. A graduate from Marywood University, Jay is very active in all things art, whether it be through painting, performing with his band, or through his day job as a graphic designer. As a project engineer of the Olyphant Coal Miner Memorial Association, he has delved deeply into the origins of the area and the forgotten histories of the towns around him.
Passionate about not letting future generations forget their local origins, he took on this project to reconnect readers to the past. As writer and poet Wendell Berry once said, “The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.”
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Ren Adams Bio:
Ren Adams is a professional artist and writer currently living in Albuquerque, N.M. The bulk of her work is done with traditional Chinese brush painting techniques, a centuries-old practice of using ground charcoal and water to create delicate worlds on paper. An ideal brush painting captures the spirit, or “Qi,” of the subject, not just what it looks like. Ren also teaches art & Eastern philosophy courses through the University of New Mexico Continuing Education department. She has been painting and sketching for over 20 years and is a southern California native.
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