THEODORE PARKER, YANKEE CRUSADER by H. L. Commager

THEODORE PARKER, YANKEE CRUSADER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The figure of Theodore Parker is not a familiar one to the modern generation. The giants among whom he lived -- Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, etc. -- have overshadowed his memory. But -- he stood for much that was dynamite in his day; he helped mold intellectual history; he was part of his period. And in Commager he has found a biographer worthy of his material. He has given his substance reality -- has built a background that breathes. Whether or not he has other plans up his sleeve we know not. But the man can write -- and we shall watch for his name with interest. Meantime in Theodore Parker he has made a definite contribution to the biography of the period.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1936
Publisher: Little, Brown