The dazzling companion volume to the acclaimed Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea chronicles the fascinating history of the world-renowned United States National Park system. Four hundred pages of richly composed text by Dayton Duncan accompany hundreds of magnificent, awe-inspiring photographs. Recommended By Jeremy G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
In paperback for the first time, the companion volume to the stirring Ken Burns film: a magnificently illustrated history of the American National Park System, with a vast array of breathtaking photographs.
About the Author
Dayton Duncan, writer and producer of The National Parks
, is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker. His nine other books include, with Ken Burns, Horatios Drive
and Lewis & Clark
. He has collaborated on all of Ken Burnss films for twenty years as a writer, producer, and consultant. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
Ken Burns, director and producer of The National Parks, founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include The War, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and has received two Academy Award nominations. He received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2008. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.