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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 0618969020
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Summary : A narrative account of the pioneering photographer's life-risking effort to document a disappearing North American Indian nation offers insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate and the posthumous discovery of his considerable achievements. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Big Burn. 75,000 first printing.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2012-10-09
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0547840608
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Summary : “A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780544102767
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Summary : Recounts the pioneering photographer's life-risking effort to document the disappearing North American Indian nation, offering insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate, and the posthumous discovery of his achievements.

The Shadow Catcher

The Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Marianne Wiggins
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  • Release Date :2008-06-03
  • Total pages :323
  • ISBN : 0743265211
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Summary : Inspired by the life of legendary photographer Edward Curtis, a series of tales about a photographer's developing relationship with the Native Americans he astonishes by showing them pictures of themselves is interspersed with parallel tales about an unsung soldier, a husband, and a father. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis
  • Author : Don Gulbrandsen
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  • Release Date :2010-04-01
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0785826505
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Summary : Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First Americans is a tribute to the photographer, his work, but above all to the Native Americans he photographed. Chapters on many different Native American tribes make this collection unique. Edward Curtis's recognizable style, saturated with sepia, is immediately recognizable. He captures not only the striking faces of his subjects, but also a glimpse into the lifestyle of each Native American tribe he photographed. Women grind corn, and communities gather outside their traditional living areas. Atop horses, Native Americans ride on the prarie. Papooses are bundled in woven carrying packs, and men are dressed in full feathered regalia. These images paint a picture, known to us now only as a historical memory. Many tribes are featured in this volume, from the familiar Apache and Navaho to lesser-known tribes. This book will draw in readers who are interested in world cultures, along with photography buffs and historians. This hardcover volume is a wonderful addition to any library.

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2006-09-01
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780547347776
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Summary : In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

A Pilgrimage to Eternity

A Pilgrimage to Eternity
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2019-10-15
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0735225249
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Summary : From "the world's greatest tour guide," a deeply-researched, captivating journey through the rich history of Christianity and the winding paths of the French and Italian countryside that will feed mind, body, and soul (New York Times). "What a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both." --Cokie Roberts "Egan draws us in, making us feel frozen in the snow-covered Alps, joyful in valleys of trees with low-hanging fruit, skeptical of the relics of embalmed saints and hopeful for the healing of his encrusted toes, so worn and weathered from their walk."--The Washington Post Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity to explore the religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and travels overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.

Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Laurie Lawlor,Edward S. Curtis
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  • Release Date :2005-09-29
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 9780803280465
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Summary : Sixty of Edward Curtis' photographs are included in this story of his life and the Native American cultures he studied early in the twentieth century, creating what is still the most extensive and informative collection of its kind.

Seattle

Seattle
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :1988-09
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781558680005
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Summary : Briefly describes the history, geography, and climate of Seattle and shows its skyscrapers, libraries, museums, neighborhoods, markets, marinas, parks, industry, and cultural resources

The Shadow Catcher

The Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Hipolito Acosta,Lisa Pulitzer
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  • Release Date :2012-04-17
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 1451632878
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Summary : In this gritty expose, a firsthand look inside U.S. undercover operations targeting the immigrant smuggling, counterfeiting, and drug rings of Mexico's dangerous mafia.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2011-05-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0307794717
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Summary : A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

Portraits from North American Indian Life

Portraits from North American Indian Life
  • Author : Edward S. Curtis
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  • Release Date :1972
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 9780883940044
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Summary : Early 1900's photography of North American Indians.

Indian Days of the Long Ago

Indian Days of the Long Ago
  • Author : E.S. Curtis,F.N. Wilson
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  • Release Date :1932
  • Total pages :221
  • ISBN : 5880285421
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Summary : Illustrated with photographs by the author and drawings by F.N. Wilson

The Immortal Irishman

The Immortal Irishman
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2016-03-01
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9780544272880
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Summary : The epic story of an Irish rebel turned American hero who shaped history on a global scale, including as a fighter for slaves' freedom in all the iconic battles of the American Civil War

The Big Burn

The Big Burn
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2009-10-19
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780547416861
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Summary : National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.