"Restless Fires: John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf through the American South 1867-1868" by James Hunt
Date: Monday, March 25, 2013
Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 214
Start Time: 04:00 AM
End Time: 05:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
"Restless Fires" provides a detailed rendering of John Muir's thousand-mile walk to the Gulf based on both manuscript and published accounts. Hunt particularly examines the development of Muir's environmental thought as a young adult. The legacy of this walk is found in Muir's perceptive insights generated in part by his background and reading, and by his experience with the Southern environment and its people and plants during the walk.
James B. Hunt is professor emeritus of History at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and cofounder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship. Hunt taught American, Latin American, and World history while at Whitworth. For twenty-five years, he provided faculty leadership to students traveling to Central America for Whitworth's five months study/service program. This led to his compelling interest and writing on the impact of youthful travel on such American leaders as John Quincy Adams, Frederick Douglass, Jane Addams, and John Muir.
Book-signing to follow.