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Author James B. Hunt to Speak at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library April 29th


Hunt to Speak About his Book “Restless Fires: John Muir’s Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf”

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – Professor James B. Hunt will be talking about his recent book, “Restless Fires” at 6:00 pm on April 29th at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.

The book is a detailed rendering of naturalist John Muir’s thousand-mile walk from Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico.

"Restless Fires: John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf"

“Restless Fires: John Muir’s Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf”

The is one of the first books on the subject to place Muir in the context of the Civil War’s devastating impacts and his youthful delight in seeing nature anew after suffering partial blindness after a factory accident.

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.

This event is free and open to the public.

For further information contact Martha Hendricks, Director, Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
at 931.648.8826 x61400 or email




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