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Duncan, Dayton

Overview
Works: 187 works in 529 publications in 1 language and 39,364 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Local history  Pictorial works  Biographical television programs  Juvenile works  Documentary films 
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 Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American West
The West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 2,759 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( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,423 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 )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,417 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
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,240 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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,214 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
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,205 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
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-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
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire portant sur Théodore, Franklin et Eleanor Roosevelt, trois membres d'une des familles les plus importantes et influentes de la politique américaine
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to become 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--Horation went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than three months
The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,117 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 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation, based on a PBS tevevision documentary of the story of the West, a magnificent but harsh landscape and the people who have tried to claim it
The national parks : [America's best idea] by Dayton Duncan( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. 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
People of the West by Dayton Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 800 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 )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 622 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 461 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 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national parks. America's best idea( Visual )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a "golden age" for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the Everglades in Florida as a national park the first time a park has been created solely to preserve an ecosystem, as opposed to scenic beauty. As America becomes entrenched in World War II, Roosevelt is pressured to open the parks to mining, grazing and lumbering. The president also is subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Recording )

4 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
 
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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

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Dayton Duncan amerikansk manusforfatter

Dayton Duncan amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

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English (258)

Covers
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated historyMark TwainThe WestLewis & Clark : an illustrated historyThe West : an illustrated history for childrenThe national parks : [America's best idea]People of the WestMiles from nowhere : tales from America's contemporary frontier