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August 14, 2014 ( Thursday )

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan

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.

Location:  Main Library, 300 W. Aspen

Posted by:  Monica Lane, 20-May-14 10:28am MT


Book DiscussionsBook Discussions
6:00pm
Friends Book Discussion

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan

Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer. He was 32 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 80 tribes.

Location:  Main Library, 300 W. Aspen

Posted by:  Monica Lane, 20-May-14 10:29am MT


September 11, 2014 ( Thursday )

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6:00pm
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2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. To celebrate this notable act we will be discussing...

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail offers some of America's most breathtaking scenery. After living abroad for many years, Bill Bryson moved back to the U S and decided to reacquaint himself with his country by taking to this uninterrupted "hiker's highway." Before long, Bryson and his infamous walking companion, Stephen Katz, are preparing to set off on a walk that is both amusingly ill-conceived and surprisingly adventurous. Fresh, illuminating, and uproariously funny, A Walk in the Woods is travel writing at its very best.

Location:  Main Library, 300 W. Aspen

Posted by:  Monica Lane, 20-May-14 10:43am MT

 
 
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