Emerson and the Dream of America by Richard Geldard
Finding our Way to A New and Exceptional Age

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But even if none of this comes to pass, if it’s all pie-in-the-sky idealism, Geldard’s book is well worth the reading, for it’s virtually impossible to come away from a visit with Emerson without feeling spiritually enriched.
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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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Geldard earned his PhD at Stanford University in Dramatic Literature and Classics. He is the author of Remembering Heraclitus and The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece. He is also an Emerson scholar, author of The Essential Transcendentalists, The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and God In Concord.
 
Published September 14, 2012 by Larson Publications. 177 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Robert Lamb Robert Lamb on Feb 21 2017

But even if none of this comes to pass, if it’s all pie-in-the-sky idealism, Geldard’s book is well worth the reading, for it’s virtually impossible to come away from a visit with Emerson without feeling spiritually enriched.

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