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    DescriptionAt once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade-school education had fulfilled his promise - his great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements.


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    Title
    Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
    Subtitle
    The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Egan, Read by David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 138 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611209471
    ISBN 10: 1611209471
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, RGR, HBJK, AGB, AJ, JFSL9, AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHO010000
    DC22: 770.92
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036130
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55870
    LC classification: TR140.C82 E43 2012B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Dreamscape Media
    Imprint name
    Dreamscape Media
    Publication date
    09 October 2012
    Author Information
    Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and the author of six books, most recently The Big Burn, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Washington State Book Award. His previous books include The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice. He is a third-generation Westerner and lives in Seattle. READER BIO David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction and thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.
    Review quote
    ""David Drummond offers an able reading that carries the material well, with no false emotion or histrionics. He doesn't let his tone vary too widely, yet he imparts clear emotion on the subjects dear to Curtis himself, especially the treatment of the Nez Perce tribe of the Northwest. An accompanying PDF includes samples of Curtis's striking works, and his entire multivolume work on American Indians is available online."" - AudioFile MagazineStarred Review. A Best Nonfiction Book of 2012. ""With a reporter's eye for detail, Egan delivers a gracefully written biography and adventure story."" - Publishers Weekly Starred Review. ""Lucent prose illuminates a man obscured for years in history's shadows."" - Kirkus Reviews Starred review. ""Ace popular historian Egan makes Curtis' story frequently suspenseful, always gripping, and monumentally historic."" - Booklist One of the ""100 Notable Books of 2012."" ""Timothy Egan offers a stirring and affectionate portrait of an underknown figure..."" - The New York Times A Best Book of 2012 choice. - Amazon.com .".".Egan writes this fascinating biography with a compelling and occasionally creative narrative that challenges the age-old ratio of a picture's worth a thousand words. Egan somehow makes both more valuable."" - USA Today Part of the Holiday Books Roundup. .".".[Timothy Egan] gracefully transforms the past into vivid scenes that employ all five senses. The result is an honest portrayal of a man obsessed with capturing the final days of this nation's first people."" - Star Tribune ""Egan calls Curtis' book a work of ""lasting merit."" The same can also easily be said for Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher."" - Seattle Times .".".a sweeping tale about two vanishing ways of life. The traditional lives of Native Americans were in eclipse, of course, but there was also the world in which Curtis made his way, amid Gilded Age tycoons and Edwardian adventurers, in the company of hale fellows sett