Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

By Timothy Egan; David Drummond (Read by)

Dreamscape Media, MP3 CD, 9781611209518

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

Description
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 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.


About the Author
TIMOTHY EGANis a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, aNew York Timescolumnist, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in nonfiction, and the author of seven books, most recentlyShort Nights of the Shadow Catcher.His previous books includeThe Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award, and the national bestsellerThe Big Burn.He lives in Seattle, Washington.

DAVID DRUMMOND received an "AudioFile" Earphones award for his very first audiobook narration effort. Since then, he has recorded nearly fifty audiobooks for many different publishers and in many different genres. He lives with his family in Seattle.