Timothy Egan





Timothy Egan

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in Seattle, Washington, The United States
November 08, 1954

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Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize winning author who resides in Seattle, Washington. He currently contributes opinion columns to The New York Times as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent.

In addition to his work with The New York Times, he has written six books, including The Good Rain, Breaking Blue, and Lasso the Wind.

Most recently he wrote "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America" which details the Great Fire of 1910 that burned about three million acres and helped shape the United States Forest Service. The book also details some of the political issues of the time focusing on Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot.

The Worst Hard Time, a non-fiction account of those who lived through The Great Depression's Du
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Average rating: 4.04 · 34,311 ratings · 4,925 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Worst Hard Time: The Un...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 23,360 ratings — published 2005 — 18 editions
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The Big Burn: Teddy Rooseve...
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Short Nights of the Shadow ...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,569 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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The Good Rain: Across Time ...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 831 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Breaking Blue
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Lasso the Wind: Away to the...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Winemaker's Daughter
3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Long Darkness: Survivin...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2006
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Portrait of Seattle
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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The Photographs of Ben Shah...
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“Most of the writers I know work every day, in obscurity and close to poverty, trying to say one thing well and true. Day in, day out, they labor to find their voice, to learn their trade, to understand nuance and pace. And then, facing a sea of rejections, they hear about something like Barbara Bush’s dog getting a book deal.”
Timothy Egan

“Sometimes the wind along the Pacific shore blows so hard it steals your breath before you can inhale it.”
Timothy Egan, The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

“I am beginning to believe that nothing is quite so uncertain as facts. (Edward Curtis)”
Timothy Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
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