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Ric Burns

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Ric Burns is best known for his work on the acclaimed PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with Ken Burns and wrote with Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward, and for which he received two Emmy Awards and the Producer of the Year award of the Producers Guild of America. For public television, he has also directed the award-winning documentaries Coney Island, The Donner Party, and The Way West.

James Sanders, an architect, has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Architectural Record. He has completed design and development projects for the Port Authority... Read More

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New York
An Illustrated History
Written by Ric Burns, James Sanders and Lisa Ades


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $45.00

The companion volume to the PBS television series, with more than 500 full-color and black-and-white illustrations.

This lavish and handsomely produced book captures all the beauty, complexity, and power of New York—the city that seems the very embodiment of ambition, aspiration, romance, desire; the city that has epitomized the entire parade of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

Exam Copy
New York
An Illustrated History
Written by Ric Burns, James Sanders and Lisa Ades


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $69.95

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Civil War
An Illustrated History
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 29, 1992
Price: $29.95

This edition is fully illustrated with maps, photos, and hundreds of other images which enhance the overall reading and learning experience. Ward's acclaimed narrative history (based on the PBS television series) interweaves the authors' narrative with the voices of the participants, from politicians and officers to soldiers and civilians on both... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audio CD, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Civil War
An Illustrated History
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 5, 1990
Price: $75.00

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Also available as an abridged audio CD, eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.
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