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.

Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher Author Laurie Lawlor
ISBN-10 0803280467
Year 2005-09-29
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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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 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.

Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher Author Michael Burgan
ISBN-10 9780756549923
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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"Chronicles the life of Edward S. Curtis and his 20-volume life's work, The North American Indian"--

Sacred Legacy

Sacred Legacy Author N. Scott Momaday
ISBN-10 0976912716
Year 2005
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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One hundred years ago, Edward Sheriff Curtis began a thirty-year odyssey to photograph and document the lives and traditions of the Native peoples of North America. Almost 200 of the finest examples of Curt is's photographs are reproduced; a significant number from platinum, gold, and silver prints. All have been carefully selected for publication and for an accompanying international exhibition by Curtis authority Christopher Cardozo. Geographic regions are presented separately and individual tribes within each region are depicted and described. Interspersed between these sections are portrayals of those aspects of life common to all tribes, among them spirituality, ceremony, arts, and the activities of daily life. Taken together, these profound images constitute no less than the core and essence of his life's work.

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.

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

Native Nations

Native Nations Author Edward S. Curtis
ISBN-10 0821220527
Year 1993
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Bulfinch Press
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A collection of turn-of-the-century photographs by Edward Curtis depicts the appearance and culture of the Native American nations

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.

Edward S Curtis

Edward S  Curtis Author Christopher Cardozo
ISBN-10 3791354213
Year 2015-06-25
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Prestel Pub
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Showcasing Edward Curtis's most compelling and important works, this beautiful publication highlights both iconic and rarely seen images, demonstrating his artistry and mastery of photographic mediums, and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans' traditions and ways of life. Never before have Curtis's finest photographs been presented with such fidelity and power in book form. Creating a unique visual mosaic, the photographs give the viewer a deep, rich understanding of Curtis's accomplishments as an artist, while exploring the crucial role the Native American participants played in co-creating this iconic body of work.

Lincoln s Melancholy

Lincoln s Melancholy Author Joshua Wolf Shenk
ISBN-10 0618773444
Year 2006
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A reassessment of the life of Abraham Lincoln argues that America's sixteenth president suffered from depression and explains how Lincoln used the coping strategies he had developed to face the crises of the Civil War and personal tragedy.