A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature adopts the environmental perspective of Henry David Thoreau and examines the fiction and non-fiction of the United States from the birth of the nation to the present day with chapters on James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Willa Cather and Thoreau himself.
Columbia University Professor of History Eric Foner calls in "a tour de force."
Dennis McNally, author of Highway 61, describes it as "an illuminating, painfully revealing and ultimately inspiring journey."
Colby College Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo says it "offers a compelling new take on the forms of capture, captivity and the captivating that define our relationship to the wild."
A Terrible Beauty is available in paperback and as an e-book on Amazon.