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Duncan, Dayton

Overview
Works: 150 works in 442 publications in 2 languages and 35,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Local history  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Sources  Drama 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Scenarist
Classifications: F592.7, 978
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Publications about Dayton Duncan
Publications by Dayton Duncan
Most widely held works by Dayton Duncan
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( visu )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,328 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
The West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,817 libraries worldwide
Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination
The West by Ken Burns( visu )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,296 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,269 libraries worldwide
In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres
The national parks America's best idea ( visu )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,249 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
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,241 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
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,152 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
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( visu )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,765 libraries worldwide
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Scenes of visionary enchantment reflections on Lewis and Clark by Dayton Duncan( file )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
"More a revisiting than a retelling of the story of the Corps of Discovery, Duncan's book reintroduces us to people and places along the trail, reflects on events large and small that occurred during the expedition, and offers constant - and constantly entertaining - insights into why, two centuries later, the saga of Lewis and Clark continues to exert such a powerful hold on our national imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( visu )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,670 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
The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
For almost a decade, a devastating combination of drought, wind, and poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains into a wasteland. Ceaseless "black blizzards," turned night into day, killed crops and livestock, threatened the lives of small children, and buried homesteaders' hopes under huge dunes of dirt. The authors tell the story through private letters, newspaper accounts, and vivid interviews conducted with dozens of survivors -- the last living witnesses of the Dust Bowl, who provide scaring details of their families' ordeals. More than 300 archival photos, some from acclaimed photographers and some -- never before published -- from amateur locals, help bring this critical period to life, when the forces of greed, misinformation, and wishful thinking conspired to nearly sweep away the breadbasket of the nation. Here are stories of incredible hardship: More than 850 million tons of topsoil blew away in a single year; 14 million grasshoppers per square mile descended on parched fields; and one-quarter of the region's inhabitants packed up and left. But the Dust Bowl is also about the courage and resilience of those who remained to save their farms and their families. A larger narrative emerges: A morality tale about our relationship to the land, a study of the role and limits of government, and an affirmation of the human capacity for heroic perseverance through the crucible of drought, Depression, and dust
Horatio's drive America's first road trip by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
The West : an illustrated history for children by Dayton Duncan( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
A presentation, based on a PBS television documentary, of the story of the West, a magnificent but harsh landscape, and the people who have tried to claim it
People of the West by Dayton Duncan( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of fifteen men and women whose individual experiences provide a representative picture of life during the formative years of the American West
Miles from nowhere : tales from America's contemporary frontier by Dayton Duncan( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
The author set out in his battered truck to explore the frontier--an area with fewer than two people per square mile--where he met a collection of unforgettable Americans and discovered ironic and surprising comparisons with the past
The national parks [America's best idea] by Dayton Duncan( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
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 for everyone
Grass roots : one year in the life of the New Hampshire presidential primary by Dayton Duncan( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Lewis & Clark by Dayton Duncan( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 401 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Lewis and Clark as they set out through the Louisiana Territory in search of the Northwest Passage
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
A companion to the PBS miniseries presents material from the great writer's literary works, diaries, and letters, and follows him from his Hannibal, Missouri childhood to his career as a journalist and author, accompanied by essays on him by contemporary scholars and authors
The national parks America's best idea : the soundtrack ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Soundtrack from the Ken Burns documentary series "The national parks: America's best idea."
 
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