Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
  • List: $24.99  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

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

Author: Timothy Egan

Narrator: David Drummond

Unabridged: 11 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 10/09/2012

Genre: History - Native American

Ages: 18 - UP

Synopsis

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. Bonus disc features Edward Curtis photographs.

Recommended

The Journey of Crazy Horse A Lakota History, Joseph Marshall
The Journey of Crazy Horse
by Joseph Marshall

The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man's fight for his people's survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebra...

Narrator: Joseph Marshall
Published: 10/11/2004

Empire of the Summer Moon Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, S. C.  Gwynne
Empire of the Summer Moon
by S. C. Gwynne

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize S.C. Gwynne’s New York Times bestselling historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West is now available from Encore for the first time a...

Narrator: David Drummond
Published: 09/20/2016

Blood Moon An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation, John Sedgwick
Blood Moon
by John Sedgwick

An astonishing untold story from America’s past—a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee.Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chi...

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 04/10/2018

1491 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
1491
by Charles C. Mann

A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time o...

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Published: 08/29/2016

Rez Life An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life, David Treuer
Rez Life
by David Treuer

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist's storytelling skill and an eye for...

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Published: 06/29/2012

American Heritage History of the Indian Wars, Robert M. Utley
American Heritage History of the Indian Wars
by Robert M. Utley

Acclaimed historians Robert M. Utley and Wilcomb E. Washburn examine both small battles and major wars-from the Native rebellion of 1492 to Crazy Horse and the Sioux War to the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Narrator: David Drummond
Published: 02/14/2017

The Heart of Everything That Is The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend, Bob Drury
The Heart of Everything That Is
by Bob Drury

This reading group guide for The Heart of Everything That Is includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting a...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 11/05/2013

The Earth is Weeping The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, Peter Cozzens
The Earth is Weeping
by Peter Cozzens

With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed trib...

Narrator: John Pruden
Published: 10/25/2016

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal ...

Narrator: Laural Merlington
Published: 11/18/2014
{"id":"1062711","ean":"9781611209709","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis","subtitle":"The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis","author":"Timothy Egan","rating_average":"4.33","narrator":"David Drummond","ubr_id":"1062711","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"David Drummond","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 11 hr 56 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}