Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 25, 1803-April 27, 1882
Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben (Dutton, 2006)
Buddies with Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson had a great influence on the Transcendentalist movement.
An Emerson bio and samples of his work are featured on Thomas Hampson’s I Hear America Singing page at PBS.org.