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He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his 20 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.
PDF features Edward Curtis photographs.
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By D. Donohue on 10-29-12
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Riveting, no matter any preconceptions about Curtis, this author is a master.
What other book might you compare Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher to and why?
Rebecca Solnit's remarkable River of Shadows, which is about Edweard Muybridge and the amazing geo-socio-psychological and historical reasons for his work.
What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?
He is really perfect. Has a world-weary voice, suitable to the material.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Impossible Dream! A Quixotic Story of a man who gave up everything for a 20 volume photobook.
Any additional comments?
My review of the book on the ICP Library blog
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By mrieke on 05-02-16
Now I want to see the 20 volumes he published
I was unsure I would like this book but it's fascinating to know the full story of Curtiss' huge project. I just ordered a book with some of the pictures, and I want to track down the full set near me as well as his film
2 of 2 people found this review helpful