By Jennifer Kay
Associated Press Writer

“To Catch the Lightning” (Sourcebooks Inc. 512 pages. $25.95), by Alan Cheuse: In the glowing, sepia-toned image printed in 1903, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce poses as a warrior in defeat, decades after he surrendered to the U.S. government.

NPR commentator Alan Cheuse examines the plight of Joseph and other American Indians at the turn of the 20th century by illuminating the man who took made the portrait – Edward S. Curtis.