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Mark Twain. [Part 2]

Author: Ken BurnsDayton DuncanGeoffrey C WardKeith DavidFlorentine Films.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2001]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows Clemens from his 50th birthday to his death at age 75, including material probably less well-known - but equally illuminating - about Twain's life: his lavish lifestyle in Hartford, where he tried to provide his wife and daughters with everything that had been missing from his own upbringing; his financial assistance to a young African-American law student at Yale; and his compulsive speculation in stocks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Dayton Duncan; Geoffrey C Ward; Keith David; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123355240
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2001.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Ken Burns ; edited by Erik W. Ewers & Craig Mellish.
Performer(s): Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Mark Twain: Kevin Conway.
Description: 1 streaming video file (104 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sound, color with black and white
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; directed by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan & Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D.C.

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Follows Clemens from his 50th birthday to his death at age 75, including material probably less well-known - but equally illuminating - about Twain's life: his lavish lifestyle in Hartford, where he tried to provide his wife and daughters with everything that had been missing from his own upbringing; his financial assistance to a young African-American law student at Yale; and his compulsive speculation in stocks and inventions that ultimately lead to bankruptcy, humiliation, and self-imposed exile in Europe.

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