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Burns, Ken 1953-

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Most widely held works by Ken Burns
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,509 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 war( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 3,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,989 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 : an intimate history, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,841 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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( Visual )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,805 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 by Dayton Duncan( Visual )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,799 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 )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 2,753 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 )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,446 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
The Dust Bowl( Visual )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,248 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 Vietnam War : an intimate history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

20 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,141 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 )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,137 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
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,058 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
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( Visual )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,019 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
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the Central Park 5-a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted of brutally raping a white woman in New York
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

66 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,970 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
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape, from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front, to the founding of the United Nations
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Civil War : an illustrated history
Baseball : 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. AnthonyMark TwainLewis & Clark : an illustrated historyThe West
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Burns, Ken

Burns, Kenneth L.

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Burns, Kenneth L. 1953- (Kenneth Lauren)

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Ken Berns

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Ken Burns American documentary filmmaker

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Kenneth Lauren Burns

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