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Duncan, Dayton

Works: 122 works in 521 publications in 2 languages and 38,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biography  Local history  Pictorial works  Biographical television programs  Juvenile works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist
Classifications: F591, 978
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Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( visu )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,377 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 national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns( visu )
50 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 3,004 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
The West : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,834 libraries worldwide
Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,397 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
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,240 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 West by Ken Burns( visu )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,223 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 Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( visu )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,109 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. Menacing black blizzards killed farmers' crops and livestock, threatened the lives of their children, and forced thousands of desperate families to move somewhere else. Includes interviews, photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage to tell incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Disc 1 includes classroom resources correlated to junior and senior high school curricula; lesson plans correlated to the national standards in U.S. history, economics, geography and environmental studies, and journalism; and video clips that emphasize lesson themes
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( visu )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,658 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 Roosevelts : An Intimate History ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( visu )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 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 geography of hope ( visu )
42 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history
The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,112 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
The West : an illustrated history for children by Dayton Duncan( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 949 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.--
The national parks [America's best idea] by Dayton Duncan( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 826 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
People of the West by Dayton Duncan( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 810 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 )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 628 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
Scenes of visionary enchantment : reflections on Lewis and Clark by Dayton Duncan( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 libraries worldwide
"Suffering from a case of "road fever" brought on by prolonged exposure to the journals of Lewis and Clark, Dayton Duncan has retraced the Corps of Discovery's route from Saint Louis to the Pacific and back again four different times during the past twenty years - to say nothing of his countless additional trips to landmarks along their route. Along the way, Duncan wrote the essays that make up this book, essays that guide the reader on a journey of discovery along the trail of Lewis and Clark."
Grass roots : one year in the life of the New Hampshire presidential primary by Dayton Duncan( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain original soundtrack recording by Geoffrey C Ward( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 352 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
Mark Twain by Susan Bivin Aller( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 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
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Dayton Duncan American screenwriter and producer
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