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: 4.06 · 64,521 ratings · 7,964 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Worst Hard Time: The Un...

4.04 avg rating — 40,515 ratings — published 2006 — 21 editions
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The Big Burn: Teddy Rooseve...

4.07 avg rating — 11,683 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Short Nights of the Shadow ...

4.18 avg rating — 5,580 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Immortal Irishman: The ...

4.24 avg rating — 4,180 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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The Good Rain: Across Time ...

4.18 avg rating — 1,504 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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Breaking Blue

3.87 avg rating — 710 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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Lasso the Wind: Away to the...

4.12 avg rating — 569 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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The Winemaker's Daughter

3.17 avg rating — 399 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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The Long Darkness

4.26 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2006
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Thomas Francis Meagher

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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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Theodore Roosevelt Poll:

It appears that by the end of the President's Poll that Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt were tied. Then somehow after we had voted on the Thomas Jefferson book, Teddy pulled ahead!!

So now we have to make it up to all of the Theodore Roosevelt voters and a book by or about Theodore Roosevelt will be our next Presidential Series selection.

This selection will begin on June 1, 2010 and will continue for three months (June, July and August). This discussion will be led by Bryan. Bryan has an extraordinary background and will be a great moderator to lead this discussion. He and Joe now share the responsibilities for the Presidential Series reads and will be alternating book discussions. They are both Assisting Moderators for the Presidential Series.

We have added all of the books nominated on the Theodore Roosevelt thread. However, if you do not see your favorite book on this list; then just comment or pop me a note and I will immediately add it to this poll.

You can always change your vote at any time; so nothing is lost. Some of the TR books deal with only a certain period of his life, one is multi-volume (the Morris books - I have added both separately), some deal with other founding fathers too; some are all encompassing, others deal with specific events in TR's life or presidency and others are by the man, himself.

Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

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