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West An Illustrated History

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ISBN-10: 0316924857

ISBN-13: 9780316924856

Edition: N/A

Authors: Geoffrey C. Ward, Stephen Ives, Ken Burns

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Shorn of the 400-plus images that illustrated the TV tie-in edition, the text of The West is an outstanding work of scholarly synthesis and a feat of storytelling. It is a book that will enthrall readers of popular history as well as students of the North American West. Essays by seven noted writers and historians, complement Geoffrey Wards compelling narrative.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 9/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034

Geoffrey C. Ward won the national Book Critics Circle Award in 1989. He is the author of Unforgiveable Blackness and, with Ken Burns, he is co-author of The Civil War and Jazz.

Ken Burns, July 29, 1953 - Ken Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 1953. Burns attended the alternative campus of Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts, graduating with a degree in film making. After graduating from college, Burns began Florentine Films with a few of his friends, and began creating his first documentary, entitled "The Brooklyn Bridge." This film won an Academy Award in 1982. His most famous work is his "Civil War" series, which has won many various awards. Burns was the first film maker to be inducted into the Society of American Historians, an unprecedented honor.

The Northern Mystery: Other Wests
The Most Avid Nation: The Mission at Waiilatpu: A Meeting Place for Western Women
Seeing the Elephant Myth and Myopia: Hispanic Peoples and Western History
A Hell of a Storm Believing in the American West
The Grandest Enterprise Under God Great Migrations: The Pioneer in the American West
Rivers Run Backward Wilderness and the West
The Great Die-Up The American West and The Burden of Belief
The Outcome of Our Earnest Endeavors Monument Valley
Selected Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Film Credits