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Burns, Ric

Works: 398 works in 944 publications in 4 languages and 30,903 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Military history  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Television adaptations  Drama  Music 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Author, Production personnel, Scenarist, Performer, Creator, Film editor, Editor
Classifications: E468.7, 973.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ric Burns
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 4,850 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 )
48 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,192 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
We shall remain America through native eyes ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
Ansel Adams a documentary film ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few American artists have reached a wider audience or enjoyed more widespread popularity in their own lifetime than Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams had a profound impact on how Americans see the majesty or their continent and helped transform how people think and feel about the meaning of the natural world. A visionary photographer, a pioneer in photographic technique and a crusader for the environment, this portrait of Adams portrays the great artist and ardent environmentalist
New York a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, on to the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center
The Donner Party ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the tale of the pioneer group that set out for California in the spring of 1846 and ended in disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains the following winter
New York : an illustrated history by Ric Burns( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion volume to the PBS television series
Andy Warhol a documentary film ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the most famous and controversial artist of the second half of the twentieth century. Explores the complete spectrum of Warhol's artistic output, from the late 1940s to his death in 1987
Death and the Civil War ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War
Coney Island ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and German and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In scale, in variety, in sheer inventiveness, Coney Island was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and eventually, everyone came to see it. At the turn of the century, Coney Island exploded in a forest of glittering electric towers and a riot of rides, restaurants, recreated disasters, freak shows, and historical displays when three vast amusement parks -- Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland -- were built. Indicative of its overwhelming popularity, on a single day in September 1906, 200,000 postcards were mailed from Coney Island. A showcase for the wonders of the machine age, Coney Island was an extraordinary amusement empire that astonished, delighted, and shocked the nation -- and took Americans from the Victorian age into the modern world
Eugene O'Neill a documentary film ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugene O'Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity
The way West ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee
New York. a documentary film ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of New York from 1946 to 2003
Into the deep America, whaling & the world ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War
The way West how the West was lost and won ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the final decades of the American frontier from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last gasp of the Indian wars at Wounded Knee
The Civil War by Geoffrey C Ward( Recording )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The events of the Civil War from the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter to the siege of Vicksburg, the battles of Shiloh and Gettysburg, to Sherman's march to the sea to the fall of Richmond
A Very bloody affair, 1862 by Ken Burns( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln's war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode two begins with the political infighting that treatened to swamp Lincoln's administration and then follows Union general George McClellan's ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula where his hugh army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. During this episode we witness the battle of ironclad ships, partake of camplife, and watch slavery begin to crumble. We meet Ulysses S. Grant whose exploits come to a climax at the Battle of Shiloh. The episode ends with rumors of Europe's readiness to recognize the Confederacy
Men at lunch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New York City, 1932, a photograph, "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," is taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In it, eleven workmen are taking their lunch break while casually perched along a steel girder. For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men and the photographer that immortalized them remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. Then, at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets
Afternoon of a faun : Tanaquil Le Clercq ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her
Westward, the course of empire takes its way ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first episode of the series "The way west." Chronicles the colorful and frantic opening decades of expansion, from the 1840's down through the Civil War. The pioneer movement and then the Gold Rush transformed the destiny of the continent and turned the world of Native Americans upside down. The ever-quickening pace of expansion led to a series of bloody confrontations between Native Americans and whites, culminating in the Minnesota Uprising of 1862, and, two years later, the massacre at Sand Creek
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Burns Eric D. 1955-....
Burns, Richard.
Burns, Richard 1955-
English (270)
German (3)
French (1)
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