Biography

Geoffrey C. Ward

Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of 17 books, including three focused on FDR: BEFORE THE TRUMPET: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882–1905; A FIRST-CLASS TEMPERAMENT: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt (which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize); and CLOSEST COMPANION: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley. A longtime collaborator with Ken Burns, he has also won seven Emmys and written 27 historical documentaries for PBS, either on his own or in collaboration with others, including "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."

Geoffrey C. Ward

Books by Geoffrey C. Ward

by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns - History, Nonfiction

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns present an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same family --- Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The three were towering personalities, but THE ROOSEVELTS shows that they were also flawed human beings who confronted in their personal lives issues familiar to all of us: anger and the need for forgiveness, courage and cowardice, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be true to oneself.

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns - History, Nonfiction

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of 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. Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world.