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    • The Worst Hard Time

    • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating History

    • By Sara on 02-02-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Immortal Irishman

    • The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003

    The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What A Life!

    • By Carrie Arnold on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Big Burn

    • Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

    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. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating history of early Forest Service

    • By P. Bergh on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

    • The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • STUPENDOUS!

    • By D. Donohue on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Good Rain

    • Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best naturalist writer of ou generation

    • By Scott Penniman on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Breaking Blue

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Highly Recommended.

    • By R. Smith on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Winemaker's Daughter

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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. 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. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story<br />

    • By Ms. Sherry Pribble on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Lasso the Wind

    • Away to the New West
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stereotypical Cowboy Voice

    • By Amanda on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $29.99