Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

[the Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis]

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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 Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. His great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements.
Publisher: [Holland, Ohio] : Dreamscape Media, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611209471
Branch Call Number: CD- 770.92 C978es
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 8 hr., 52 min) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Drummond, David (Narrator)


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Amazing story of a Northwest icon. We've all seen the images, but do we know anything about the photographer himself? I did not. My favorite book of 2012.

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May 31, 2016

I like it a lot.

Sep 30, 2015

A truly astonishing non-fiction book about an unequaled accomplishment for the ultimate benefit of human kind by one individual and in various stages by his women associates and millionaire sponsors is recorded well . Sadly, the "play away" recorded books series shown, have been discontinued by KCLS.

IslandReader1 Jul 20, 2015

Fascinating account of the life and times of the great photographer Edward Curtis, who spent years documenting the vanishing traditions of American & Canadian First Nations peoples. Teddy Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Chief Joseph - Curtis knew them all & author Egan presents historical details & personal anecdotes that make history come alive. Very well told.

Nov 15, 2013

Timothy Egan weaves a good story about Edward Curtis' life and his significant contribution to native American history. The style allows the reader / listener to easily identify with Curtis' quest, the thrills of learning, the difficulties of the physical turmoil, and the pains of personal loss.

The audio book does contain a disk of images Curtis created which was a nice addition. The narrator's voice is strong and expressive. He also read Empire of the Summer Moon - a worthwhile yet darker read.


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