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Duncan, Dayton

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Most widely held works by Dayton Duncan
The national parks : America's best idea by Dayton Duncan( Visual )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,785 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, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, 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 West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( Visual )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,522 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
The Dust Bowl( Visual )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,247 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
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,173 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
Scenes of visionary enchantment : reflections on Lewis and Clark by Dayton Duncan( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,138 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
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,135 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 Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,966 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
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,642 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
The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,348 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
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 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
Country music( Visual )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century as it eventually emerged to become America's music. Features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists
Country music by Dayton Duncan( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019
The West : an illustrated history for children by Dayton Duncan( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 830 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
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 826 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
People of the West by Dayton Duncan( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 715 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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
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 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since New Hampshire introduced its first-in-the-nation primary in 1952, no one has won the presidency without winning that contest. Duncan goes behind the candidates to track the tireless efforts of more than a dozen volunteers who were at the heart of the complex 1988 primary, giving the story from the bottom up and capturing one of the crucial moments in our politica process. 8 pages of photographs
 
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The West : an illustrated history
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The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated historyLewis & Clark : an illustrated historyScenes of visionary enchantment : reflections on Lewis and ClarkMark TwainThe WestThe West : an illustrated history for childrenMiles from nowhere : tales from America's contemporary frontierPeople of the West
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Dayton Duncan American screenwriter and producer

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English (342)

German (4)