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By Alan Cheuse

The significantly acclaimed winner of the Grub road nationwide booklet Prize for Fiction

" till somebody tells you, you by no means comprehend in whose goals you appear..."
—from the prologue

Beginning within the overdue Eighteen Nineties, Edward Sheriff Curtis launched into an overpowering odyssey to record and photo the fading lifestyle of the yank Indian. In To capture the Lightning, Alan Cheuse creates a awesome portrait of the guy who might turn into a legend. Curtis grew to become his lens on a panorama of remarkable good looks and culture, and in so doing, turned the architect of the best lasting visible list of a tradition with reference to extinction.

Here is a haunting story of the fight among ambition and accountability and a testomony to the ability of the sacrifices we make for the desires that compel us.

"Digs deep into the secret and sacrifice and selfishness of artistic vision."
Charles Frazier

"A useful effort...illuminating unknown corners of an exceptional photographer's life."
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