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Duncan, Dayton.

Summary: In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.78 DUN

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Duncan, Dayton

Summary: "The epic story of the buffalo in America, from prehistoric times to today-a moving and beautifully illustrated work of natural history. The American buffalo-our nation's official mammal-is an improbable, shaggy beast that has found itself at the center of many of our most mythic and sometimes heartbreaking tales. The largest land animals in the Western Hemisphere, they are survivors of a mass...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.64 DUN

Duncan, Dayton.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.8 DUN

Duncan, Dayton.

Summary: The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War 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 this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2009

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Duncan, Dayton.

Summary: An account of Lewis and Clark's epic journey; the author's retracing of the historic trail; and the journey of the American West in the years in between.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1987

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Duncan, Dayton

Summary: The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019.2019.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 781.642 DUN

Duncan, Dayton.

Contents: Preface: Come up me / Ken Burns -- Introduction -- Look forward to distant times -- Floyd's bluff -- Land of plenty -- Children -- Vision quest / William Least Heat-Moon -- Perfect harmony -- Scenes of visionary enchantment -- Most distant fountain of the mighty Missouri -- Friends / Stephen E. Ambrose -- Hungry Creek -- O! The Joy -- Wet and disagreeable -- Finding Sacagawea / Erica Funkhouser...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1997

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Summary: The American Buffalo delves into over 10,000 years of North American history, exploring the evolution and significance of buffalo to Native American people on the Great Plains and highlighting the near-extinction of the American buffalo, driven by factors such as the buffalo robe trade, westward expansion, diseases, and drought. The second episode follows a diverse group, including Theodore...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC AME

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

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Summary: Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WES

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Summary: Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most complex and consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2022

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BEN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC BEN

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BEN

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Summary: Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century as it eventually emerged to become America's music. Features...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 781.64 Country 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD COU

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Co

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Ward, Geoffrey C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1996

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2 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 978 WAR

Summary: Filmmaker Ken Burns invited some of country music's finest artists to gather at Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the launch of his PBS series Country Music. Burns curated an evening of selected highlights from the series combined with performances of the music's iconic songs by some of country's finest artists including Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC COU

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Summary: Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.783 NAT
2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NAT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 333.783 NAT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc N

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NAT NOT RATED

Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DUS

Summary: Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2003

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HOR

Summary: Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2004

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LEW

Summary: Soundtrack from the Ken Burns documentary series "The national parks: America's best idea."

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2009

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Ward, Geoffrey C.

Summary: A colorful portrait of the well known author.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2001

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.409 WAR

Dunton-Downer, Leslie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 DUN

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