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Burns, Ken 1953-

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Most widely held works by Ken Burns
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

134 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,845 WorldCat member 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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

54 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,445 WorldCat member 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

82 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,101 WorldCat member 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
The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,857 WorldCat member 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 by Phillip G Atwell( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,839 WorldCat member 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
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1851, word spread of California's beautiful Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wished to exploit the land for commercial gain as well as those who wished to keep it pristine. This episode relates how a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir made protecting this land a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passed an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development - the first time in history that any government put forth such an idea. Control of the land was given to California. Meanwhile, a "wonderland" of geysers, mud pots, and sulfur pits in the Wyoming territory was also protected. Since it was located in a territory, rather than a state, it became America's first national park: Yellowstone
Jazz : a history of America's music by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,770 WorldCat member 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
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member 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
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,482 WorldCat member 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
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst man-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
Mark Twain by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,222 WorldCat member 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 throughout the world, to his career as a journalist and author
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive documentary of America's pastime, Baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative, and enthralling look at this truly American passion
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,181 WorldCat member 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
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

22 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
The best of Ken Burns' Jazz by Ken Burns( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
 
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The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945
Alternative Names
Burns, Kenneth L.

Burns, Kenneth L. 1953-

Burns, Kenneth L. 1953- (Kenneth Lauren)

Burns, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lauren), 1953-

Burns, Kenneth Lauren

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Ken Burns

Ken Burns americký filmový dokumentarista

Ken Burns Amerikaans filmregisseur

Ken Burns réalisateur américain de documentaires

Ken Burns regista e produttore di documentari statunitense

Ken Burns US-amerikanischer Regisseur

Kenneth Lauren Burns

Бёрнс, Кен

Кен Бернс американський кінорежисер і продюсер документальних фільмів

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كين بيرنز

كين بيرنز مخرج أفلام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

کن برنز کارگردان آمریکایی

ケン・バーンズ

肯·伯恩斯

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JazzBaseball : an illustrated historyThe war : an intimate history, 1941-1945Jazz : a history of America's musicNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyMark TwainLewis & Clark : an illustrated history