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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

tamaflip, January 6, 2013

I'm sadly deficient is Native American history, but that did not detract even an ounce from the wonderfulness of Egan's latest book. I could not put it down--I do not say that lightly. It's one of the best books I've read in the past 5 years.
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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.) by Lucette Lagnado
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.)

tamaflip, August 5, 2012

I did not expect to love this book as much as I did, in fact I didn't even really want to read it. What lovely, clear writing of a time I am only vaguely aware of with a childhood memory, and which I knew nothing about.
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

tamaflip, September 1, 2011

How can it be that I've not read Timothy Egan until now? The writing is smooth and silky, little snippets of humor where it fits like a glove, the history just delicious. Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot boxing in their undies? Love it. I'm headed straight to his other books after this one.
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Zeitoun (Vintage) by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun (Vintage)

tamaflip, January 2, 2011

I'd heard good things about Zeitoun from people I trust but had no idea of the spell it would weave while I read. A loving family in New Orleans, working their way up, struggling, raising children, working hard, paying bills--and then Katrina hits and suddenly the only thing that matters is that Abdulrahman Zeitoun was not born in the United States. I couldn't put it down but I wanted so badly for it to end--it had to end, it could not go on. How could this happen?

Thought for sure it would win the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was shocked it didn't. This is the first book I've read by Eggers and I will absolutely read everything he's written.
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