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

Egan, Timothy, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Curtis Edward (Text) 22960000584481 Adult Biography Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B CURTIS (Text) 0530009845807 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Colleton - Main Library 770.92 Egan, Timothy (Text) 3010279592 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 770.92 EGA (Text) 30018004243818 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618969029
  • Physical Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-350) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
Photographers > United States > Biography.
Indians of North America > History.
Documentary photography > United States > History.
HISTORY / United States / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
HISTORY / Native American.

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