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

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

Timothy Egan

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.

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.
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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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

11h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

52:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

52:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:35