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Ward, Geoffrey C.

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Most widely held works by Geoffrey C Ward
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

530 illustrations in text Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A history of the game, published in conjunction with a PBS documentary, with essays, facts, & over 500 photos. This is an incredible book for the baseball fan & for anyone interested in the social history of America as reflected in a sport. It is filled with wonderful photographs. Students will want to browse through the memorabilia of baseball & read about the evolution of the game. For the most part, the chapters focus on decades & look at every aspect of the game, including the rules, players, owners, facilities, & fans. This is the companion book to the PBS television series. Bibliography & index
The West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 3,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination
The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As companion to the PBS series airing in September 2007, "The War" focuses on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama, following more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Maps and hundreds of photographs enrich this compelling, unflinching narrative
Jazz : a history of America's music by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of jazz music from its origins in New Orleans through the twentieth century, and looks at the lives and contributions of some of the genre's greatest composers and performers
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet important historical personalities, scientists, aviators, and athletes in this series that illustrate the impact dynamic leaders have on society. These books are sure to inspire young readers as they learn about the lives of famous people. Each book includes a timeline of important dates, a glossary, and an index. Included in the back of each book are additional resources such as At the Library, On the Web, On the Road, and Did you Know? that are filled with interesting facts
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prizewinning biographer Geoffrey C. Ward brings to life the real Jack Johnson, a figure far more complex and compelling than the newspaper headlines he inspired could ever convey. Johnson battled his way from obscurity to the top of the heavyweight ranks and in 1908 won the greatest prize in American sports--one that had always been the private preserve of white boxers. At a time when whites ran everything in America, he took orders from no one and resolved to live as if color did not exist. While most blacks struggled just to survive, he reveled in his riches and his fame. And at a time when the mere suspicion that a black man had flirted with a white woman could cost him his life, he insisted on sleeping with whomever he pleased, and married three. Because he did so the federal government set out to destroy him, and he was forced to endure a year of prison and seven years of exile. Ward points out that to most whites (and to some African Americans as well) he was seen as a perpetual threat--profligate, arrogant, amoral, a dark menace, and a danger to the natural order of things.--From publisher description
Before the trumpet : young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905 by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of the uncommon family, early years and private world of the man who became FDR
A first-class temperament : the emergence of Franklin Roosevelt by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the private world, personal ordeal, and public triumph of the thirty-second president
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion volume to the PBS documentary distills more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the Roosevelts. Despite the fierce partisanship of their eras, the Roosevelts were far more united than divided. All the history the Roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily an intimate account, the story of three people who overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities. Theodore Roosevelt would push past childhood frailty, outpace depression, survive terrible grief -- and transform the office of the presidency. Eleanor Roosevelt, orphaned and alone as a child, would endure her husband's betrayal, battle her own self-doubts, and remake herself into the most consequential first lady in American history and the most admired woman on earth. And Franklin Roosevelt, born to privilege and so pampered that most of his youthful contemporaries dismissed him as a charming lightweight, would summon the strength to lead the nation through the two greatest crises since the Civil War, though he could not take a single step unaided. The three were towering personalities, but The Roosevelts shows that they were also flawed human beings who confronted in their personal lives issues familiar to all of us: anger and the need for forgiveness, courage and cowardice, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be true to oneself
Ken Burns jazz the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Mark Twain by Susan Bivin Aller( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others
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The Civil War : an illustrated history
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Geoffrey Ward American historian, author and film writer

Geoffrey Ward Amerikaans schrijver

Ward, Geoffrey

Ward, Geoffrey 1940-

The Civil WarBaseball : an illustrated historyThe West : an illustrated historyThe war : an intimate history, 1941-1945Jazz : a history of America's musicJazzNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony : an illustrated historyThe West