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Ken Burns

Ken Burns, director and producer of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, has been making documentary films for more than thirty-five years.  Since the Academy Award–nominatedBrooklyn Bridge in 1981, Burns has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War, Baseball, JazzThe War, and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Burns’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including thirteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Oscar nominations; and in September 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Burns was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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)

The companion volume to the celebrated PBS television series, with a new preface to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary
 
With more than 500 illustrations: rare Civil War photographs—many never before published—as well as paintings, lithographs, and maps reproduced in full color
 
It was the greatest war in American history...

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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 companion volume to the celebrated PBS television series, with a new preface to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary
 
With more than 500 illustrations: rare Civil War photographs—many never before published—as well as paintings, lithographs, and maps reproduced in full color
 
It was the greatest war in American history...

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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 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, which expands on the hugely acclaimed seven-part PBS documentary series, bringing readers even deeper into these extraordinary leaders’ lives
 
With 796 photographs, some never before seen
 
The authors of... 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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