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Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a New York Times columnist, a winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in nonfiction, and the author of seven books, including Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award, and the national mostrar más bestseller The Big Burn. mostrar menos

Incluye los nombres: Timothy Egan, Egan Tomothy

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Conocimiento común

Fecha de nacimiento
1954-11-08
Género
male
Nacionalidad
USA
Lugares de residencia
Seattle, Washington, USA
Ocupaciones
journalist
Organizaciones
The New York Times
Agente
Carol Mann

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"He discovered that if he said something often enough, no matter how untrue, people would believe it."

This was a well-researched account of a dark time in our nation's history.
D.C. Stephenson's conniving enabled him and his cronies to reinvigorate and mobilize the Klan, eventually taking over the city of Indianapolis as well as most of the state of Indiana.

"The Klan prided itself on how quickly it could spread a lie, from a kitchen table to the whole state in six hours or less."

This is a scary and powerful lesson. Stephenson and his crew of bullies manipulated people and played to their lowest, hateful instincts in the name of patriotism.

Only through details of Madge's death was prosecutor able to expose Stephenson's duplicity.
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Chrissylou62 | 15 reseñas más. | Apr 11, 2024 |
It was a little slow to start with all the background info, but once it got going, it had me hooked. I had no idea that the situation was THAT bad and I had no idea that the situation was THAT bad for THAT long. Amazing research and detail helped the various stories come to life.
 
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AliceAnna | 196 reseñas más. | Apr 10, 2024 |
This was published when I was in high school, and has been on my reading to-do list since moving to WA ten years ago. Purchased from Powell's by Mason on our 'Christmas' trip.

This used inscribed paperback copy was just mixed in with regular stock, so I picked it over a signed first edition hardcover that was $50.

These essays feel a little... dated, but they mostly hold up well in their environs. I remember cringing at 'rangerette', and a 30 something backpacker dude describing his backcountry steak and bourbon dinner.

That said, Egan hits all the Washington high notes. Three decades on, we are still struggling with the salmon, but there is talk of actual dam removal along the Columbia, along with the recently freed Elwha. At work, Howard Hanson dam is getting a fish passage that will restore chinook to the Upper Green.

Having seen most of the same routes, I would be happy just sticking it out at La Push, where he closes.
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kcshankd | 15 reseñas más. | Mar 17, 2024 |
I knew very little about the dust bowl prior to reading this book and had only a mild interest. Now I feel like I knew people who lived through it and what an amazing thing it was to have lived through it. this book is a great lesson in ecology and a warning if what happens when one fools with Mother Nature.
 
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