Burns, Ken 1953-
Most widely held works about Ken Burns
Most widely held works by Ken Burns
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward ( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 3,950 libraries worldwide
The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 2,785 libraries worldwide
530 illustrations in text Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A history of the game, published in conjunction with a PBS documentary, with essays, facts, & over 500 photos. This is an incredible book for the baseball fan & for anyone interested in the social history of America as reflected in a sport. It is filled with wonderful photographs. Students will want to browse through the memorabilia of baseball & read about the evolution of the game. For the most part, the chapters focus on decades & look at every aspect of the game, including the rules, players, owners, facilities, & fans. This is the companion book to the PBS television series. Bibliography & index.
Jazz : a history of America's music by Geoffrey C Ward ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 2,629 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of jazz music from its origins in New Orleans through the twentieth century, and looks at the lives and contributions of some of the genre's greatest composers and performers.
The Civil War ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 2,627 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C Ward ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,585 libraries worldwide
As companion to the PBS series airing in September 2007, "The War" focuses on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama, following more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Maps and hundreds of photographs enrich this compelling, unflinching narrative.
The war ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,554 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,257 libraries worldwide
Integrating material from his literary works, diaries, and letters, this illustrated portrait of one of America's greatest writers follows Twain from his childhood, through his travels thoughout the world, to his career as a journalist and author.
Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,979 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote.
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,966 libraries worldwide
An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean.
Mark Twain ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.
Thomas Jefferson ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,907 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson.
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,883 libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
Frank Lloyd Wright ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals.
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.
Baseball ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.
The Congress ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
Explores the history and promise of one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. The film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of Congress.
The Civil War ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond.
Statue of Liberty ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Features archival photographs, paintings and drawings to tell the story of the statue's construction and installation, along with readings from diaries, letters and newspaper accounts. Part 2 includes interviews with New York Governor Mario Cuomo, writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski and musician Ray Charles. Film clips show Charlie Chaplin, Jimmy Stuart and Charlton Heston in Hollywood episodes with the statue.
The Shakers hands to work, hearts to God ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
Called Shakers due to their ecstatic dancing, this religious group practiced pacifism, feminism, freedom from prejudice, natural health, and celibacy. They were the most enduring religious experiment in American history and are remembered today for their life of simplicity and their furniture.
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.
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