Breaking Blue

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Sasquatch Books #ad - This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession while researching a thesis on local law enforcement history. The fact that many of those involved, now in their 80s and 90s, were still alive made it imperative that Bamonte unravel this mystery.

Used book in Good Condition. In 1935, and money from the reluctant hobos many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls, food, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, robbed dairies, including murder. Bamonte began to probe what had every appearance of widespread police crime and a massive cover-up whose highlight was the unsolved murder of Town Marshall George Conff.

Breaking Blue #ad - The result is breaking blue, a white-knuckle ride through institutional corruption and cover-up that vividly documents Depression-era Spokane and an extraordinary case that few believed would ever be brought to light.

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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

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Mariner Books #ad - The robber barons fought him and the rangers charged with protecting the reserves, but even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by those same rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests,  though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in the fires of today.

In the worst hard time, timothy egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. On the afternoon of august 20, montana, idaho, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, 1910, destroying towns and timber in an eyeblink.

Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, through the eyes of the people who lived it. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen.

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America #ad - The big burn tells an epic story, paints a moving portrait of the people who lived it, and offers a critical cautionary tale for our time. Mariner Books. Now he performs the same alchemy with the Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America and the tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy in the land.

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Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West

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Vintage Departures #ad - . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present. The new york Times"Fine reportage. A new york times notable book of the YearWinner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award"Sprawling in scope. In a unique blend of travel writing, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, historical reflection, and where it is going.

The writing is simply wonderful. Honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism. Los angeles times"they have tried to tame it, and subdivide it, shave it, poison it, " writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, pave it, fence it, drain it, nuke it, dam it, cut it, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger.

Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West #ad - In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, a third-generation westerner, Egan, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends. Egan leads us on an unconventional, arizona, freewheeling tour: from america's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment.

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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

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Mariner Books #ad - But two years later he was “back from the dead” and in New York, instantly the most famous Irishman in America. This is marvelous stuff. Thomas F. Meagher strides onto Egan's beautifully wrought pages just as he lived—powerfully larger than life. This is masterly work. New york times book review   in this exciting and illuminating work, both rollicking and haunting, National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story, of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time.

Meagher’s rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals, and irresistible appeal. A dashing young orator during the great hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life.

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero #ad - Mariner. You will not read a historical thriller like this all year. And he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail. A fascinating account of an extraordinary life. Daniel james brown, author of the boys in the Boat   “Thomas Meagher’s is an irresistible story, irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan.

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The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest Vintage Departures

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Vintage #ad - Mariner Books. Nature. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics. Mariner. A fantastic book! timothy egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver.

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

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Mariner Books #ad - Mariner Books. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Nature. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, “the stoic, Egan does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” New York Times.

In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, the worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” Austin Statesman Journal on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature. Mariner. Great product!

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl #ad - The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy egan’s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage.

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

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Mariner Books #ad - Great product! Curtis would amass more than 40, 000 audio recordings, 000 photographs and 10, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian.

A darn good yarn. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. Used book in Good Condition. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis #ad - Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. Nature. A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero. San francisco Chronicle"A riveting biography of an American original.

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The Winemaker's Daughter

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Vintage #ad - Nature. Joining forces with a native american forest Ranger, she discovers deep rifts rooted in the region's complicated history, and tries to save her father's vineyard from drying up for good. Used book in Good Condition. Even as violence and corruption erupt around her. But when a tragedy among fire-jumpers results from a failure of the water supply–her brother Niccolo is among those lost--Brunella finds herself with another mission: to find out who is sabotaging the area's water supply.

Mariner. Great product! . Passionate about the pacific northwest ecology, Brunella, a cultural impact analyst, is embroiled in a battle to save the Seattle waterfront from redevelopment and to preserve a fisherman's livelihood. Pulitzer prize-winning new york times national correspondent Timothy Egan turns to fiction with The Winemaker's Daughter, a lyrical and gripping novel about the harsh realities and ecological challenges of turning water into wine.

The Winemaker's Daughter #ad - When brunella cartolano visits her father on the family vineyard in the basin of the Cascade Mountains, she's shocked by the devastation caused by a four-year drought. Mariner Books.

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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Mariner. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence. Mariner Books. The irish-american story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. From the national book award–winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.

Great product! Nature. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, meagher’s dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, left for dead in the Virginia mud, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero's last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier.

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero #ad - Used book in Good Condition. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher’s rebirth in america included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War — Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg.

A dashing young orator during the great famine of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - Great product! Mariner. Used book in Good Condition. A true story from the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition inspired this very absorbing and moving novel. Vibrantly rendered. Booklist    “combining rich narrative and literary qualities, the book achieves a multi-faceted emotional resonance. A laudable effort that shines light on little known histories.

Library journal   “Poignant. It is by turns heart-rending, warm, disturbing, sanguine, tragic, and life-affirming. Fifty years later, in the shadow of seattle’s second World’s Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel #ad - Jamie ford captures the thrill of first kisses and the shock of revealing long-hidden affairs. Kirkus reviews   “Strong. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Nature. There, ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam’s precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn.

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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Teddy roosevelt's triumphant struggle to save the American forest. Mariner. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force.

Nature. Used book in Good Condition. Great product! On the afternoon of august 20, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, and Montana, Idaho, 1910, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno. Mariner Books.

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America #ad - Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by and preserved for every citizen. Tr and gifford Pinchot and the American forest. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men—college boys, day workers, immigrants from mining camps—to fight the fire.

Equally dramatic is the larger story he tells of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot.

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