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Dayton Duncan
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Dayton Duncan, writer and producer of The National Parks, is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker. His nine other books include, with Ken Burns, Horatio’s Drive and Lewis & Clark. He has collaborated on all of Ken Burns’s films for twenty years as a writer, producer, and consultant. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

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Lewis & Clark
The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Written by Dayton Duncan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 31, 1999
Price: $29.95

This companion volume to Ken Burns' PBS documentary provides a richly detailed, factual account of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery and its trek across the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

Including over 150 illustrations--most in full color--and numerous excerpts from the journals kept by the two captains and four enlisted men, Lewis... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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The National Parks
America's Best Idea
Written by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $35.00

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War

America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but... Read more >

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The National Parks
America's Best Idea
Written by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $50.00

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War

America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but... Read more >

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Mark Twain

Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $40.00

Ernest Hemingway called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing before. There’s been nothing as good since.” Critical opinion of this book hasn’t dimmed since Hemingway uttered these words; as author Russell Banks says in these pages, Twain “makes possible an American literature which would otherwise not... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.
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