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Book Review: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan

You don't have to be a westerner to appreciate Edward Curtis's photos from a hundred years ago. His sepia prints show native people on horseback or in dugout canoes. His portraits are of solemn faces looking at the camera, bodies decorated with traditional clothing and ornaments. The Curtis photos are a treasured resource to America's past. Betsy Kepes has this review of Timothy Egan's new biography, "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis."  Go to full article

Books: "Under an Adirondack Influence"

Todd Moe talks with writer Jay O'Hern about his new biography of A.L. Byron-Curtiss, called Under an Adirondack Influence. Byron-Curtiss was an Episcopal minister who lived in the southern Adirondacks during the first half the 20th century. He kept a detailed journal of his professional and outdoor adventures, and wrote about nature, history, philosophy, folklore and conservation. O'Hern says his interest in Byron-Curtiss' life began while renting his camp on North Lake.  Go to full article

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