Under The Stars in the Wall Street Journal

Image shows Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Glacier Point overlooking Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, 1906. Library of Congress photograph: Negative Number USZ62-8672.

Under The Stars has made two appearances in one week in the Wall Street Journal. Today, the WSJ posted my history piece about camping, and last week, the newspaper ran a review of Under The Stars. I have read the WSJ all of my adult life, and have never appeared in the newspaper in any context until next week, so these are unusual circumstances. I love the layout of the history piece and the use of archival photos. (I also loved the image of s’mores that they used to accompany the book review.) Happy camping, everyone. See you up in the Pacific Northwest.






  1. Margie Thessin

    Hi Dan,
    Reading the review of your book in the WSJ, I thought: Wasn’t Sacajewea’s son named Pomp?
    Looking forward to reading the book.


    1. Dan White Post author

      thank you, Margie! Sorry it took a little while to find this message — will take a look at my musty old copy of Estwick Evans’s book and see if he mentions Sacajawea. By the way, I am not
      sure if anyone has written about this before, but I can’t help but wonder if Thoreau read Evans’s book — the structure is really similar — narrative interspersed with broad commentary, although
      Evans lacked Thoreau’s brilliance and his way with words …

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