Odell Shepard was an American author, professor, and politician. He is best known for his biography of Henry David Thoreau, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1938. Shepard served as the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1941 to 1943 and was a professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. His works often focused on American literature and history.
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"Pedlar's Progress" is a historical fiction novel that follows the life of a peddler in the early 19th century. The protagonist travels across America, selling his wares and engaging with a variety of characters along the way. As he navigates through different towns and landscapes, he experiences and observes the changing culture, economics, and politics of the time. The book provides a unique perspective on the early American experience, highlighting the struggles and triumphs of everyday people.