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Geoffrey C. Ward

Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of seventeen books, including three focused on FDR: Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882–1905; A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt (which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize); and Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley. A longtime collaborator with Ken Burns, he has also won seven Emmys and written twenty-seven historical documentaries for PBS, either on...

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Baseball
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns and Kevin Baker
Knopf | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$39.95/46.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71197-8 (0-375-71197-X)

The acclaimed nationwide best seller and companion volume to Ken Burns’s grand-slam PBS documentary—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning that lokos back on the age of steroids, home-run records, the rise of Latino players, and so much more.

With a narrative by Geoffrey C... Read more






Baseball
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2010
$75.00/87.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27349-9 (0-307-27349-0)

The companion volume to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning, directed with Lynn Novick.

The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. In words and pictures... Read more






Before the Trumpet
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7333-9 (0-8041-7333-8)

 
Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world.  In Before the Trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward transports the reader to that world—Hyde Park on the Hudson and Campobello Island, Groton and Harvard and... Read more






The Civil War
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Kenneth Burns and RICHARD BURNS
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1994
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75543-2 (0-679-75543-8)

"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War

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The Civil War
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns
Knopf | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$29.95/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74277-7 (0-679-74277-8)

This magnificent pictorial history portrays the Civil War as never before, from the events leading to the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter, through the battles at Shiloh and Gettysburg, the siege of Vicksburg, Sherman's march to the sea, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox. 500 photos. Read more






The Civil War
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns
Knopf | Hardcover | September 1990
$75.00/105.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-56285-8 (0-394-56285-2)

"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War

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A Disposition to Be Rich
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80469-3 (0-345-80469-4)

A New York Times Notable Book

The compelling behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance—told by his great-grandson, award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward.
 
Ferdinand Ward, the son of a Protestant missionary and small-town pastor, moved to New York...

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A First-Class Temperament
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2014
$19.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7335-3 (0-8041-7335-4)

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place... Read more






Jazz
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Knopf | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$45.00/52.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76539-4 (0-679-76539-5)

The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for
The Civil War and Baseball.

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New... Read more






Jazz
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Knopf | Hardcover | November 2000
$80.00/92.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-44551-7 (0-679-44551-X)

The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for
The Civil War and Baseball.

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New... Read more






Mark Twain
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
Knopf | Hardcover | November 2001
$40.00/60.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-40561-7 (0-375-40561-5)

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






The Roosevelts
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2014
$60.00/68.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-70023-0 (0-307-70023-2)

New York Times Bestseller 

A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation—the companion volume to the seven-part PBS documentary series
 
With 796 photographs, some never before seen
 
The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, The War... Read more






Unforgivable Blackness
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2006
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71004-9 (0-375-71004-3)

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated — and the most reviled — African American of his age.

Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim Crow South to win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. At... Read more






The War
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Knopf | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$30.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71118-3 (0-375-71118-X)

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to win—the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns—Luverne... Read more






The War
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2007
$50.00/65.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26283-7 (0-307-26283-9)

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to win—the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns— Luverne... Read more





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