Books by Timothy Egan

Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Lucent prose illuminates a man obscured for years in history's shadows."
New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Egan (The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, 2009, etc.) returns with the story of the astonishing life of Edward Curtis (1868-1952), whose photographs of American Indians now command impressive prices at auction. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Essential for any Green bookshelf."
The epic forest fire of 1910 and how it kept massive business interests from strangling the nascent American conservation movement. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Stark and powerful, a gripping if depressing read and a timely reminder that a Nature abused can exact a terrible retribution."
Grim, riveting account by New York Times reporter Egan makes clear that, although hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, America's worst assault from Mother Nature came in the form of ten long years of drought and dust. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A rollicking soap opera with as many twists as a corkscrew, written with an investigative reporter's eye for detail and nose for coincidence—even though, like a good Barolo, it's a bit too strong to swallow in one gulp."
Debut novel by New York Times Pulitzer-winning correspondent Egan (Lasso the Wind, 1998, etc.) about a young woman's quest to uncover the cause of her brother's death. Read full book review >
LASSO THE WIND by Timothy Egan
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Solid reporting and storytelling make this a book of value to anyone interested in what is happening west of the Mississippi."
A sometimes arch, sometimes curmudgeonly, but always revealing tour of the modern Mountain West. Read full book review >
BREAKING BLUE by Timothy Egan
Released: May 6, 1992

"Egan rises into the Most Wanted group of true-crime writers with this smoothly told, exciting account."
Powerhouse story of an iconoclastic sheriff who cracked through 54 years of police coverups and solved the oldest open murder case in the country. Read full book review >