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Egan, Timothy

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Works: 32 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 14,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Local history  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: F595, 978.032
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Most widely held works by Timothy Egan
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan ( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes to new framed houses to huddling in basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out. He follows their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and the deaths of loved ones. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived - those who, now in their eighties and nineties, will soon carry their memories to the grave - Egan tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression."
The big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America by Timothy Egan ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in the fires of today
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan ( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous photographer. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, and leading thinkers. In 1900, when he was thirty-two years old, he gave it all up to pursue his great idea -- to capture on film the continent's original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades traveling from the Havasupai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the Acoma on a high mesa in New Mexico to the Salish in the rugged Northwest rain forest, documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. It took tremendous perseverance -- ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him into their Snake Dance ceremony. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Eventually, Curtis took more than 40,000 photographs, preserved 10,000 audio records, and is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, this charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. His most powerful backer was Theodore Roosevelt, and his patron was J. P. Morgan. Despite the friends in high places, he was always broke and often disparaged as an upstart in pursuit of an impossible dream. He completed his masterwork in 1930 when he published the last of the twenty volumes. A nation in the grips of the Depression ignored it but today, rare Curtis photogravures bring high prices at auction and he is hailed as a visionary. In the end, he fulfilled his promise -- he made the Indians live forever
Breaking blue by Timothy Egan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breaking Blue is what Sheriff Tony Bamonte did when he disregarded the blue code that forbids investigating a fellow police officer. While preparing his master's thesis, Bamonte discovered new evidence linking a local officer to the 1935 murder of town marshal George Conniff. This is a gripping story of cop against cop and a collision between two generations of lawmen
The worst hard time the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation
Lasso the wind : away to the New West by Timothy Egan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egan travels through eleven states in the American West. "Interweaving historical accounts with explorations of the contemporary landscape, Egan shows how and why the region came to its current state."--Jacket
The winemaker's daughter : a novel by Timothy Egan ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brunella, an accomplished Seattle architect, stumbles upon a web of family secrets, while struggling to help her aging father protect his beloved vineyard during a drought that is ravaging the Pacific Northwest
The big burn Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America by Timothy Egan ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in the fires of today
The good rain : across time and terrain in the Pacific Northwest by Timothy Egan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retraces the 1853 journey of Theodore Winthrop through Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, offering a narrative of a land caught between conservations and development and its people
Short nights of the shadow catcher [the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis] by Timothy Egan ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The photographs of Ben Shahn by Ben Shahn ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild Seattle : a celebration of the natural areas in and around the city by Terry Donnelly ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The natural landscapes of the greater Seattle area are remarkable in scope. Separate chapters in the book showcase "wild in the city" retreats such as Schmitz and Discovery Parks; the scenic islands of Puget Sound, including Vashon, Whidbey, and the San Juans; the Olympic Peninsula, including the eastern side of Olympic National Park and the Kitsap Peninsula; Mount Rainier and its environs, from Mount Rainier National Park to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; and the magnificent North Cascades, including Cascade Pass, the Skagit Valley, and the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. In each chapter, the photo gallery gathers both glorious panoramas and intimate close-ups, revealing the incredible diversity of flora and fauna to be found in that area."
Seattle by Charles J Krebs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of Seattle by Charles J Krebs ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long darkness : surviving the great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The incredible story of those who survived one of America's worst disasters."--Back cover
Surviving the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The storms that terrorised America's high plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived, this title tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land for people : the Trust for Public Land and the future of conservation ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan?s National Book Award?winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows.New York TimesAustin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER
The big burn by Timothy Egan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Book Award?winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. ? On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER
 
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