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Ken Burns


Ken Burns

Ken Burns, director and producer of "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," has been making documentary films for more than 35 years. Since the Academy Award–nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Burns has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War, Baseball, JazzThe War and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Burns’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including 13 Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Oscar nominations; and in September 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Burns was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ken Burns

Books by Ken Burns

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.