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Dayton Duncan

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
Written by Dayton Duncan
Knopf | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$29.95/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70652-3 (0-375-70652-6)

The companion volume to Ken Burns's PBS documentary film, with more than 150 illustrations, most in full color.

In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of Discovery crossed the Mississippi River and started up the Missouri, heading west into the... Read more






The National Parks
Written by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Knopf | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$32.50/37.50(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






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





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