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Burns, Ken

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Most widely held works by Ken Burns
The national parks. America's best idea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement fails, however, to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir's "mountain temple" and leaving him broken-hearted before he dies
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Parks tells the human history of five of the nation's most important and most heavily visited National Parks (Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Acadia, and Great Smoky Mountains) and the unforgettable Americans who made them possible
The wonderful wizard of Oz : a community-sourced audiobook by L. Frank Baum( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summer, Random House Audio, OverDrive and First Book ( partnered to produce a "community-sourced" audiobook. This project, dubbed Lend Your Voice, asked hundreds of amateur narrators to add their voices to a recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz during one hot weekend in June during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C
The West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing has defined America and the American character more than the expansion of the United States. It is a story of epic proportions and profound contradictions played out on a vast and majestic landscape; a story of discovery, heroism and greed, of unrelenting hardship and undying hope. This is the history of the West as it really happened, and as it has never been told before
The Roosevelts : the American family that changed the world( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TIME presents The Roosevelts: The American Family That Changed the World. The editors at TIME compiled intimate portraits on the three Roosevelts who shaped our future: Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor.Highlights include:A foreword by Ken Burns, director of the PBS film The Roosevelts: An Intimate HistoryDoris Kearns Goodwin tells TIME how FDR became the leader we needed during the 20th century's greatest crisisLavish and enlightening visuals illustrate the historical journey of one of America's most celebrated families
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immersive ten-part series that tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history. Complete series adapted for classroom use, plus discussion guide with correlated clips
Yosemite : a gathering of spirit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honor of the 150th anniversary of signing of the Yosemite Grant, this films tells the story of Yosemite, of the individuals who dedicated their lives to creating our National Parks
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-scale documentary of the conflict that cost 620,000 lives and redefined the meaning of freedom in America
The U.S. nursing home industry : a national and regional marketing analysis and competitor profile : a business information report( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.11 for Yosemite : ... to 0.80 for The U.S. n ...)

The West : an illustrated history
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