Ken Burns
Ken Burns

KEN BURNS, the producer and director of numerous film series, including The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and a nomination for an Academy Award. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Ken Burns is available for select speaking engagements. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.

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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Release Date: September 05, 2017
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers (The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, among others). a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: September 21, 2010

The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning directed with Lynn Novick.
 
The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon.

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Author: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: September 08, 2009
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.
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Author: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns and Adam Arkin
Release Date: April 01, 2008
The companion volume to Ken Burns's PBS documentary film, with more than 150 illustrations, most in full color.

In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President oThomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of oDiscovery crossed the Mississippi River and started up the Missouri, heading west into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: September 11, 2007
The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS series

The individuals featured in this audiobook are not those of historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced–and helped to win–the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: September 04, 2007

"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads. the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War

  When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New York Time hailed it as "a treasure for the eye and mind.

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Author: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns | Narrator: Dayton Duncan, Tom Hanks and Ken Burns
Release Date: July 01, 2003
The companion volume to the PBS documentary film about the first—and perhaps most astonishing—automobile trip across the United States.

In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation and most people had never seen a “horseless buggy”—but that did not stop Horatio Nelson Jackson, a thirty-one-year-old Vermont doctor, who impulsively bet fifty dollars that he could drive his 20-horsepower automobile from San Francisco to New York City.
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
Release Date: November 13, 2001
Ernest Hemingway called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing before. There’s been nothing as good since.” Critical opinion of this book hasn’t dimmed since Hemingway uttered these words; as author Russell Banks says in these pages, Twain “makes possible an American literature which would otherwise not have been possible.
$14.95
ISBN: 9780375420498
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns | Narrator: LeVar Burton
Release Date: November 07, 2000
The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for
The Civil War and Baseball.

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz.
$14.95
ISBN: 9780375417627
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