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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780618969029
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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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-09
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780547840604
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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 :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 0544102762
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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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-03
  • Total pages :323
  • ISBN : 9780743265218
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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.

The Big Burn

The Big Burn
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-19
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0547416865
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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.

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-09-01
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0547347774
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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.

Sacred Legacy

Sacred Legacy
  • Author : Edward S. Curtis,Christopher Cardozo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0743203747
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Summary : 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.

Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Laurie Lawlor,Edward S. Curtis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-09-29
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 0803280467
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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.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780307794710
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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.

The Last Great Road Bum

The Last Great Road Bum
  • Author : Héctor Tobar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-25
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780374720407
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Summary : One of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Fiction Books from 2020. Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence and the Joyce Carol Oates prize. One of Exile in Bookville’s Favorite Books of 2020. One of LA Weekly’s Top 10 California Books of 2020. In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a “road bum,” an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum. A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson’s freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador—a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism. The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live—a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off.

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated
  • Author : Mick Gidley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-02-13
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 0521775736
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Summary : From the 1890s onward, Edward S. Curtis took thousands of photographs of Native Americans all over the West. These were published (1907-1930) in twenty volumes of illustrated text and twenty portfolios of photographs; the project was supported by Theodore Roosevelt and funded in part by J. Pierpont Morgan, and spawned exhibitions, postcards, magazine articles, lecture series, a "musicale," and the very first narrative documentary film. Neither a eulogy to Curtis' achievement nor a debunking of it, this book is an honest study of the project as a collective whole.

The Master Prints

The Master Prints
  • Author : Edward S. Curtis,Clark Worswick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :191
  • ISBN : 1892041448
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Summary : A noted photographer of Native Americans for more than 30 years, Curtis documented more than 80 tribes. This collection includes Curtis's never-before-seen master prints and other prints that comprised his last great exhibition in 1906. 75 full-color photos.

The Winemaker's Daughter

The Winemaker's Daughter
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-18
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780307429636
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Summary : Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national correspondent Timothy Egan turns to fiction with The Winemaker's Daughter, a lyrical and gripping novel about the harsh realities and ecological challenges of turning water into wine. When Brunella Cartolano visits her father on the family vineyard in the basin of the Cascade Mountains, she's shocked by the devastation caused by a four-year drought. Passionate about the Pacific Northwest ecology, Brunella, a cultural impact analyst, is embroiled in a battle to save the Seattle waterfront from redevelopment and to preserve a fisherman's livelihood. But when a tragedy among fire-jumpers results from a failure of the water supply–her brother Niccolo is among those lost--Brunella finds herself with another mission: to find out who is sabotaging the area's water supply. Joining forces with a Native American Forest Ranger, she discovers deep rifts rooted in the region's complicated history, and tries to save her father's vineyard from drying up for good . . . even as violence and corruption erupt around her.

Breaking Blue

Breaking Blue
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-16
  • Total pages :267
  • ISBN : 9780307800404
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Summary : “No one who enjoys mystery can fail to savor this study of a classic case of detection.” —TONY HILLERMAN On the night of September 14, 1935, George Conniff, a town marshal in Pend Oreille County in the state of Washington, was shot to death. A lawman had been killed, yet there seemed to be no uproar, no major investigation. No suspect was brought to trial. More than fifty years later, the sheriff of Pend Oreille County, Tony Bamonte, in pursuit of both justice and a master’s degree in history, dug into the files of the Conniff case—by then the oldest open murder case in the United States. Gradually, what started out as an intellectual exercise became an obsession, as Bamonte asked questions that unfolded layer upon layer of unsavory detail. In Timothy Egan’s vivid account, which reads like a thriller, we follow Bamonte as his investigation plunges him back in time to the Depression era of rampant black-market crime and police corruption. We see how the suppressed reports he uncovers and the ambiguous answers his questions evoke lead him to the murder weapon—missing for half a century—and then to the man, an ex-cop, he is convinced was the murderer. Bamonte himself—a logger’s son and a Vietnam veteran—had joined the Spokane police force in the late 1960s, a time when increasingly enlightened and educated police departments across the country were shaking off the “dirty cop” stigma. But as he got closer to actually solving the crime, questioning elderly retired members of the force, he found himself more and more isolated, shut out by tight-lipped hostility, and made dramatically aware of the fraternal sin he had committed—breaking the blue code. Breaking Blue is a gripping story of cop against cop. But it also describes a collision between two generations of lawmen and two very different moments in our nation’s history.

The North American Indian

The North American Indian
  • Author : Edward S. Curtis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :768
  • ISBN : 3836550563
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Summary : Over the course of 30 years Edward S. Curtis exhaustively documented America's first inhabitants. Follow along on his visits to 80 American Indian tribes from the Mexican border to the Bering Strait--working up to 16 hours a day to gain their trust and document their traditional way of life as it was already beginning to die out. This unabridged, ...

The Shadow Catcher

The Shadow Catcher
  • Author : Hipolito Acosta,Lisa Pulitzer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-17
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 9781451632873
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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.

Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis
  • Author : Anne Makepeace
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054435824
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Summary : Bold, sometimes abrasive, forever passionate, Edward Curtis was the quintessential romantic visionary. Curtis struggled through an impoverished boyhood in Minnesota to become a successful society photographer in Seattle. But he soon moved far beyond weddings and studio portraits to his life’s work—a multi-volume photographic and ethnogrpahic work on the vanishing world of the North American Indian. Initially, Teddy Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan backed the ambitious project. But as the work stretched over years, Curtis found himself alone with his vision, struggling to finance himself and his crews. The 20-volume North American Indians, finally completed in 1930, cost Curtis his marriage, his friendships, his home, and his health. By the time he died in 1952, he and his monumental work had lapsed into obscurity. In this richly designed book, Anne Makepeace, creator of an award-winning documentary on Curtis’s life, reexamines the lasting impact of his work. Curtis’s photographs, once ignored, now serve as a link between the romantic past and contemporary Native American communities, who have used his images to reclaim and resurrect their traditions.

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-23
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780307557308
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Summary : A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award "Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times "Fine reportage . . . honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism." --Los Angeles Times "They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, Egan, a third-generation westerner, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends. Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going. "The writing is simply wonderful. From the opening paragraph, Egan seduces the reader. . . . Entertaining, thought provoking." --The Arizona Daily Star Weekly "A western breeziness and love of open spaces shines through Lasso the Wind. . . . The writing is simple and evocative." --The Economist

Native Nations

Native Nations
  • Author : Edward S. Curtis,Christopher Cardozo,Callaway Editions
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 0821220527
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Summary : A collection of turn-of-the-century photographs by Edward Curtis depicts the appearance and culture of the Native American nations

Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis
  • Author : Christopher Cardozo,A. D. Coleman,Eric Jolly,Louise Erdrich,Michael Tobias
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :183
  • ISBN : UCR:31210021854722
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Summary : Introduction: the artistry of Edward Curtis / Christopher Cardozo -- A path of beauty, heart, and soul / Christopher Cardozo -- Enriching the world one photograph at a time / A.D. Coleman -- Plates -- Curtis and pictorialism / Christopher Cardozo -- A collective act of stewardship / Eric J. Jolly -- Intensity of regard / Louise Erdrich -- Edward S. Curtis and America's environmental social justice movement / Michael Charles Tobias -- A guide to the photographs -- Chronology -- Afterword

Edward S. Curtis Portraits

Edward S. Curtis Portraits
  • Author : Wayne Youngblood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-24
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780785835592
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Summary : In 1906 J.P. Morgan commissioned Edward S. Curtis to produce a series of books depicting Native American life. Curtis’ goal was to not just photograph but to document as much of traditional Native life as possible before it disappeared. During his project, Curtis made over 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native languages and music, and took over 40,000 photographs of peoples from over eighty tribes. He recorded tribal lore and history, and he described traditional foods, housing, garments, recreation, ceremonies, and funeral customs. He wrote biographical sketches of tribal leaders, and his material, in most cases, is the only recorded history of these amazing peoples. Curtis had a remarkable knack for portraiture. His skill at capturing the intensity of his subjects, the grim reality of their surroundings, and the unquenchable spirit of the people was second to none. From Alaska to Mexico, Edward S. Curtis Portraits: The Many Face of the Native American features over 250 portraits in a compact volume.