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Ken Burns

Ken Burns, director and producer of The National Parks, founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include The War, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. He received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2008. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Ken Burns is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).


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The National Parks
Written by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Knopf | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$35.00/41.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71210-4 (0-375-71210-0)

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






The National Parks
Written by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2009
$50.00/62.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26896-9 (0-307-26896-9)

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






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






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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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 9, 2014
$60.00/68.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-70023-0 (0-307-70023-2)

An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

This handsome, engaging, revelatory book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt... 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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