Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan audiobook

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

By Timothy Egan
Read by David Drummond

Dreamscape 9780618969029
11.94 Hours Unabridged
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At 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 American Indian territory 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, his journeys 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. Included is a pdf with samples of Edward Curtis’ striking works.

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Summary

Summary

One of the 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 2013 Chautauqua Prize

An Amazon Best Book of 2012

A Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection

A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book in Nonfiction

At 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 American Indian territory 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, his journeys 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.

Included is a pdf with samples of Edward Curtis’ striking works.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sweeping tale about two vanishing ways of life.” Wall Street Journal
“A stirring and affectionate portrait of an underknown figure.” New York Times
“A riveting biography of an American original.” Boston Globe
“A fitting tribute to an American original who fought for a people with his camera and his art.” Los Angeles Times
“Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] captivating tribute to a treasured American and the treasures he created.” Dallas Morning News
“A stunning portrait of Edward Curtis that captures every patina of his glory, brilliance, and pathos.” Christian Science Monitor
“Recaptures the story of a man both entrapped by his time and ahead of it.” Barnes&Noble.com
“With a reporter’s eye for detail, Egan delivers a gracefully written biography and adventure story.” Publishers Weekly
“David Drummond offers an able reading that carries the material well, with no false emotion or histrionics..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’ striking works, and his entire multivolume work on American Indians is available online.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Timothy Egan

Author Bio: Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a New York Times columnist, and the author of several books. His Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher was named Best of the Month by Amazon.com, and The Worst Hard Time won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English