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
The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.