WorldCat Identities

Burns, Ken 1953-

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ken Burns
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

143 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,887 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
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,548 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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,443 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

82 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

530 illustrations in text Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A history of the game, published in conjunction with a PBS documentary, with essays, facts, & over 500 photos. This is an incredible book for the baseball fan & for anyone interested in the social history of America as reflected in a sport. It is filled with wonderful photographs. Students will want to browse through the memorabilia of baseball & read about the evolution of the game. For the most part, the chapters focus on decades & look at every aspect of the game, including the rules, players, owners, facilities, & fans. This is the companion book to the PBS television series. Bibliography & index
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come"--Container
The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As companion to the PBS series airing in September 2007, "The War" focuses on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama, following more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Maps and hundreds of photographs enrich this compelling, unflinching narrative
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,826 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
Jazz : a history of America's music by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of jazz music from its origins in New Orleans through the twentieth century, and looks at the lives and contributions of some of the genre's greatest composers and performers
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,257 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
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,236 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 Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,224 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
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,190 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
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.02 for A conversa ... to 0.91 for American S ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Civil War : an illustrated history
Alternative Names
Burns, Kenneth L.

Burns, Kenneth L. 1953-

Burns, Kenneth L. 1953- (Kenneth Lauren)

Burns, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lauren), 1953-

Burns, Kenneth Lauren

Burns Kenneth Lauren 1953-....

Ken Burns

Ken Burns americký filmový dokumentarista

Ken Burns Amerikaans filmregisseur

Ken Burns réalisateur américain de documentaires

Ken Burns regista e produttore di documentari statunitense

Ken Burns US-amerikanischer Regisseur

Kenneth Lauren Burns

Бёрнс, Кен

Кен Бернс американський кінорежисер і продюсер документальних фільмів

קן ברנס

كين بيرنز

كين بيرنز مخرج أفلام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

کن برنز کارگردان آمریکایی



The Civil War : an illustrated historyJazzBaseball : an illustrated historyThe war : an intimate history, 1941-1945Jazz : a history of America's musicNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThe WestMark TwainLewis & Clark : an illustrated history