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Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan

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Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Title
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher
Title remainder
the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
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Language
eng
Summary
"Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind 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--six years alone to convince the Hopi to allow him into their Snake Dance ceremony. 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."--
Title
Short nights of the shadow catcher
Creator
Summary
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
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Tone
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice 2012
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2013.
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10145312
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Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.C82
LC item number
E43 2012
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Timothy Egan
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
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Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-350) and index
Control code
5585582
Dimensions
24 cm.
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370 p.
Isbn
9780618969029
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2012022390
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