Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Timothy Egan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 370 Pages
ISBN : 9780618969029


Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

“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

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Genre : History
Author : Timothy Egan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-10-09
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780547840604


Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Timothy Egan
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 370 Pages
ISBN : 0544102762


The Shadow Catcher

The Shadow Catcher

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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Marianne Wiggins
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-06-03
Total Pages : 323 Pages
ISBN : 9780743265218


The Immortal Irishman

The Immortal Irishman

"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe “Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail . . . This is masterly work.” — New York Times Book Review In this exciting and illuminating work, National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story, both rollicking and haunting, of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time. A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two years later he was “back from the dead” and in New York, instantly the most famous Irishman in America. Meagher’s rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. Afterward, he tried to build a new Ireland in the wild west of Montana—a quixotic adventure that ended in the great mystery of his disappearance, which Egan resolves convincingly at last. “This is marvelous stuff. Thomas F. Meagher strides onto Egan's beautifully wrought pages just as he lived—powerfully larger than life. A fascinating account of an extraordinary life.” — Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat “Thomas Meagher’s is an irresistible story, irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan . . . A gripping, novelistic page-turner.” — Wall Street Journal

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Genre : History
Author : Timothy Egan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2016-03-01
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780544272477


The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

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.

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Genre : History
Author : Timothy Egan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006-09-01
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0547347774


Sacred Legacy

Sacred Legacy

Presents more than two hundred of the author's acclaimed images of Native American life, accompanied by commentary on his landmark work and its significance in terms of shaping the ways in which we view Native American culture.

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Genre : History
Author : Edward S. Curtis
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 0743203747


Indian Days Of The Long Ago

Indian Days Of The Long Ago

Illustrated with photographs by the author and drawings by F.N. Wilson

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Genre : History
Author : E.S. Curtis
Publisher : Рипол Классик
Release : 1932
Total Pages : 221 Pages
ISBN : 9785880285426


Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Laurie Lawlor
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2005-09-29
Total Pages : 132 Pages
ISBN : 0803280467


The Good Rain

The Good Rain

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.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Timothy Egan
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-05-18
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780307794710