Thank you for visiting Bradley P. Dean’s website. On January 14, 2006, Brad suffered a heart attack and did not survive it. This site is a tribute to Brad's life and his work.


In Walden, Thoreau writes, “How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!” This was certainly true of Brad, who first read Walden in high school, and went on to devote his life to the study of both Thoreau’s life and writings. Brad edited three Thoreau books, two of which were previously unpublished. In 1991, he succeeded Walter Harding as editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin, a position Brad held for eleven years. The recipient of many research fellowships, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Antiquarian Society, Brad was honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Henry David Thoreau Environmental Education Award in 1993. At the time of his death, he was working on The Notebooks of Henry D. Thoreau, a multi-volume edition of full texts of sixteen manuscript notebooks Thoreau compiled between 1849 and 1861.


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