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Duncan, Dayton

Overview
Works: 187 works in 563 publications in 2 languages and 39,815 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Local history  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dayton Duncan
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 3,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating material from his literary works, diaries, and letters, this illustrated portrait of one of America's greatest writers follows Twain from his childhood, through his travels throughout the world, to his career as a journalist and author
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,211 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
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent, a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost a decade, a devastating combination of drought, wind, and poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains into a wasteland. Ceaseless "black blizzards," turned night into day, killed crops and livestock, threatened the lives of small children, and buried homesteaders' hopes under huge dunes of dirt. The authors tell the story through private letters, newspaper accounts, and vivid interviews conducted with dozens of survivors -- the last living witnesses of the Dust Bowl, who provide scaring details of their families' ordeals. More than 300 archival photos, some from acclaimed photographers and some -- never before published -- from amateur locals, help bring this critical period to life, when the forces of greed, misinformation, and wishful thinking conspired to nearly sweep away the breadbasket of the nation. Here are stories of incredible hardship: More than 850 million tons of topsoil blew away in a single year; 14 million grasshoppers per square mile descended on parched fields; and one-quarter of the region's inhabitants packed up and left. But the Dust Bowl is also about the courage and resilience of those who remained to save their farms and their families. A larger narrative emerges: A morality tale about our relationship to the land, a study of the role and limits of government, and an affirmation of the human capacity for heroic perseverance through the crucible of drought, Depression, and dust
The West : an illustrated history for children by Dayton Duncan( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation, based on a PBS television documentary, of the story of the West, a magnificent but harsh landscape, and the people who have tried to claim it.--
People of the West by Dayton Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of fifteen men and women whose individual experiences provide a representative picture of life during the formative years of the American West
Miles from nowhere : tales from America's contemporary frontier by Dayton Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author set out in his battered truck to explore the frontier--an area with fewer than two people per square mile--where he met a collection of unforgettable Americans and discovered ironic and surprising comparisons with the past
Scenes of visionary enchantment : reflections on Lewis and Clark by Dayton Duncan( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More a revisiting than a retelling of the story of the Corps of Discovery, Duncan's book reintroduces us to people and places along the trail, reflects on events large and small that occurred during the expedition, and offers constant - and constantly entertaining - insights into why, two centuries later, the saga of Lewis and Clark continues to exert such a powerful hold on our national imagination."--Jacket
Grass roots : one year in the life of the New Hampshire presidential primary by Dayton Duncan( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national parks : America's best idea by Dayton Duncan( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series. America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres. The authors recount the adventures, mythmaking, and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system, and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth. They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks: from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine, from Denali in Alaska to the Everglades in Florida, from Glacier in Montana to Big Bend in Texas. And they introduce us to a diverse cast of compelling characters -- both unsung heroes and famous figures such as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams -- who have been transformed by these special places and committed themselves to saving them from destruction so that the rest of us could be transformed as well
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Recording )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the PBS miniseries presents material from the great writer's literary works, diaries, and letters, and follows him from his Hannibal, Missouri childhood to his career as a journalist and author, accompanied by essays on him by contemporary scholars and authors
Lewis & Clark by Dayton Duncan( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Lewis and Clark as they set out through the Louisiana Territory in search of the Northwest Passage
 
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The West : an illustrated history
Alternative Names
Dayton Duncan American screenwriter and producer

Dayton Duncan Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Dayton Duncan amerikansk manusforfattar

Dayton Duncan amerikansk manusförfattare

Dayton Duncan amerikansk manusforfatter

Dayton Duncan amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Languages
English (273)

German (4)

Covers
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated historyLewis & Clark : an illustrated historyMark TwainThe WestThe West : an illustrated history for childrenPeople of the WestMiles from nowhere : tales from America's contemporary frontierScenes of visionary enchantment : reflections on Lewis and Clark