Tag Archives: History of the American West

A Book Review of Timothy Egan’s – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

It's terribly difficult after finishing the 6th in a series of Timothy Egan's books to declare a favorite. Yet,   Egan's  Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis - is -well - it broke my heart. Continue Reading ››

Lasso The Wind by Timothy Egan – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have a longstanding personal discipline when it comes to selecting books to read; every 5th book or so -  I require myself to read something published approximately 10+ years ago.  Thus, I encountered author Timothy Egan for the first time. Tonight, I just ordered three more of his … Continue Reading ››

Cattle Kingdom – The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have read extensively about the history of the American West. It's a book like Cattle Kingdom that excites me about the fact that the myths that oftentimes inhabit our historical understanding  - can and will be displaced - and rewritten - when exquisitely talented authors like Christopher … Continue Reading ››