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Egan, Timothy

Overview
Works: 48 works in 191 publications in 2 languages and 17,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Case studies  Local history  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: F595, 978.032
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Most widely held works about Timothy Egan
 
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 )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 3,889 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 -- college boys, day workers, immigrants from mining camps -- to fight the fire. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Equally dramatic is the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by and preserved for every citizen. The robber barons fought Roosevelt and Pinchot's rangers, but the Big Burn saved the forests even as it destroyed them: the heroism shown by the rangers turned public opinion permanently in their favor and became the creation myth that drove the Forest Service, with consequences still felt in the way our national lands are protected -- or not -- today
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
The Immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero by Timothy Egan( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York--the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher's rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War--Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher's dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero's last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence"--
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan( Recording )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,035 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
Breaking blue by Timothy Egan( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 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
Lasso the wind : away to the New West by Timothy Egan( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 819 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 good rain : across time and terrain in the Pacific Northwest by Timothy Egan( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 733 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
The winemaker's daughter : a novel by Timothy Egan( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 733 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with the Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy
The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero by Timothy Egan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places the improbable life of Great Famine orator and revolutionary hero Thomas Francis Meagher against a backdrop of Irish-American history, detailing his leadership during Irish uprisings, service with the Irish Brigade and achievements as the territorial governor of Montana
Short nights of the shadow catcher : [the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis] by Timothy Egan( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 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 139 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book concludes with an afterword by longtime conservationist Doug Scott highlighting the efforts - both past and present - to protect the Seattle area's natural habitats in the face of rampant urban growth."--Jacket
Seattle by Charles Krebs( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young men & fire by Norman Maclean( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen Smokejumpers, the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Less than two hours after their jump, all but three of these men were dead or fatally burned. Exactly what happened in Mann Gulch that day has been obscured by years of grief and controversy. Now a master storyteller finally gives the Mann Gulch fire its due as tragedy. Norman Maclean first saw the Mann Gulch fire as it still burned in mid-August 1949, and even then he knew he would one day become a part of its story. Maclean spent the last fourteen years of his life studying and reliving the fire. Young Men and Fire is the long-awaited result, a story of Montana, of the ways of wildfires, firefighters, and fire scientists, and especially of a crew, young and proud, who "hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy." This tale is also Maclean's own, the story of a writer obsessed by a strange and human horror, unable to let the truth die with these young men, searching for the last - and lasting - word. Nature's violence collides with human fallibility in Young Men and Fire. The Smokejumpers in Mann Gulch are trapped by a "blowup," a deadly explosion of flame and wind rarely encountered and little understood at the time. Only seconds ahead of the approaching firestorm, the foreman, R. Wagner Dodge, throws himself into the ashes of an "escape fire "--And survives as his confused men run, their last moments obscured by smoke. The parents of the dead cry murder, charging that the foreman's fire killed their boys. Years later, Maclean returns to the scene with two of the survivors and pursues the mysteries that Mann Gulch has kept hidden since 1949. From the words of witnesses, the evidence of history, and the research of fire scientists, Maclean at last assembles the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy
Portrait of Seattle by Charles Krebs( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 26 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
Lasso the wind by Timothy Egan( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times Notable Book of the YearWinner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award"Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times"Fine reportage . . . honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism." --Los Angeles Times"They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, Egan, a third-generation westerner, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends.Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going
Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan( Recording )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession while researching a thesis on local law enforcement history. Bamonte began to probe what had every appearance of widespread police crime and a massive cover-up whose highlight was the unsolved murder of Town Marshall George Conff. The fact that many of those involved, now in their 80s and 90s, were still alive made it imperative that Bamonte unravel this mystery. The result is Breaking Blue, a white-knuckle ride through institutional corruption and cover-up that vividly documents Depression-era Spokane and an extraordinary case that few believed would ever be brought to light
 
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The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
Alternative Names
Timotheus Egan

Timothy Egan Amerikaans journalist

Timothy Egan écrivain américain

Timothy Egan escritor estadounidense

Timothy Egan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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English (154)

French (4)

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The big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved AmericaThe worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowlBreaking blueLasso the wind : away to the New WestThe good rain : across time and terrain in the Pacific NorthwestThe winemaker's daughter : a novelThe big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved AmericaThe photographs of Ben Shahn