Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 9780618969029
Year 2012
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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
ISBN-10 9780547840604
Year 2012-10-09
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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“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
ISBN-10 0544102762
Year 2013
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Mariner Books
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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.

Portraits from North American Indian Life

Portraits from North American Indian Life Author Edward S. Curtis
ISBN-10 0890099588
Year 1986-05-01
Pages 16
Language ar
Publisher
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A photographic record of the spirit of the North American Indian tribes and nations portrays all aspects of Indian life from crafts and dress, to customs and rituals

The Plains Indian Photographs of Edward S Curtis

The Plains Indian Photographs of Edward S  Curtis Author Edward S. Curtis
ISBN-10 0803215126
Year 2001
Pages 81
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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The traditional cultures of the Indians of the Great Plains?Lakotas, Cheyennes, Wichitas, Arikaras, Crows, Osages, Assiniboins, Comanches, Crees, and Mandans, among others?are recalled in stunning detail in this collection of photographs by Edward S. Curtis (1868?1952). Curtis is the best-known photographer of Native Americans because of his monumental work, The North American Indian (1907?1930), which consists of twenty portfolios of large photogravures and twenty volumes of text on more than eighty Indian groups in the West. He took pictures of Plains Indians for over twenty years, and his photographs reflect both prevailing attitudes about Indians and Curtis's own vision of differences among the Native peoples whom he photographed. ø Curtis's photographs have exerted an enduring influence?both positive and negative?on mainstream American culture. They have inspired countless books, articles, and photographic exhibitions, and they continue to appear on posters, postcards, and other souvenirs. Accompanying the remarkable array of images in this book are essays by leading scholars that place the photographs within their proper critical, cultural, and historical contexts. The scholars contributing to this work are Martha H. Kennedy, Martha A. Sandweiss, Mick Gidley, and Duane Niatum.

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 0547347774
Year 2006-09-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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.

The Image Taker

The Image Taker Author Edward S. Curtis
ISBN-10 9781933316703
Year 2009
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher World Wisdom, Inc
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The photographs and stories of Edward S Curtis, speak though time of a bygone age.

City of Scoundrels

City of Scoundrels Author Gary Krist
ISBN-10 9780307454294
Year 2012
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher Crown Pub
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Documents the harrowing 12-day period in 1919 Chicago during which a blimp crash, a race riot, a crippling transit strike and a sensational child murder case challenged the city's modernization efforts. By the author of The White Cascade. 50,000 first printing.

The Big Burn

The Big Burn Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 0547416865
Year 2009-10-19
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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.

Indian Days of the Long Ago

Indian Days of the Long Ago Author Edward S. Curtis
ISBN-10 9781408669877
Year 2008-07
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Roche Press
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 9780307794710
Year 2011-05-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Immortal Irishman

The Immortal Irishman Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 9780544272477
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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"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

Lincoln s Melancholy

Lincoln s Melancholy Author Joshua Wolf Shenk
ISBN-10 9780547526898
Year 2006-10-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Drawing on seven years of his own research and the work of other esteemed Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed his depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found the solace and tactics he needed to deal with the nation’s worst crisis in the “coping strategies” he had developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies. With empathy and authority gained from his own experience with depression, Shenk crafts a nuanced, revelatory account of Lincoln and his legacy. Based on careful, intrepid research, Lincoln’s Melancholy unveils a wholly new perspective on how our greatest president brought America through its greatest turmoil. Shenk relates Lincoln’s symptoms, including mood swings and at least two major breakdowns, and offers compelling evidence of the evolution of his disease, from “major depression” in his twenties and thirties to “chronic depression” later on. Shenk reveals the treatments Lincoln endured and his efforts to come to terms with his melancholy, including a poem he published on suicide and his unpublished writings on the value of personal—and national—suffering. By consciously shifting his goal away from personal contentment (which he realized he could not attain) and toward universal justice, Lincoln gained the strength and insight that he, and America, required to transcend profound darkness.

The Great Warriors

The Great Warriors Author Edward S. Curtis
ISBN-10 0821228943
Year 2004
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher
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One hundred compelling photographs present a series of evocative portraits of Native Americans from the turn of the century, in a large-format visual study enhanced by informative essays on Edward S. Curtis and his work. 25,000 first printing.

The North American Indian

The North American Indian  Author Edward Sheriff Curtis
ISBN-10 1603861270
Year 2008-09
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher Watchmaker Pub
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An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing Of Volume I (1907) With Foreword By Theodore Roosevelt To Include Over Seventy-Five Photographs And A Comprehensive, Multi-Page Index - Volume One Of Twenty