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Geoffrey C. Ward has 3 upcoming events.

Nov
17
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
The Willard Washington, Monday, November 17 at 12pm
Geoffrey C. Ward (A Disposition to Be Rich, Baseball, Jazz, Mark Twain, The Civil War, The War, Unforgivable Blackness, Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition), The Roosevelts, Before the Trumpet, A First Class Temperament, The Comeback, The Roosevelts)
Ken Burns (Horatio's Drive, Lewis & Clark, The national parks, Baseball, Jazz, Mark Twain, The Civil War, The War, Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition), The Roosevelts, The Roosevelts)

Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of seventeen 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 twenty-seven historical documentaries for PBS, either on his own or in collaboration with others, including The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
Ken Burns, director and producer of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, has been making documentary films for more than thirty-five years. Since the Academy Award–nominatedBrooklyn 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, Jazz, The War, and The national parks: America’s Best Idea. Burns’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including thirteen 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 is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)
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Sep
9
KEN BURNS
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, September 9 at 12pm
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Documentarian Burns talks about his new PBS series and the companion volume with the same name. This event is sold out, but call us at 847 446-8880 to order an autographed book.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
11
Free Library of Philadelphia - Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Thursday, September 11 at 7:30pm
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward “Not only the greatest documentarian of the day, but also the most influential filmmaker period” (The Baltimore Sun), Ken Burns has opened the doors of American history for millions of people. With an intimately personal yet grand style of storytelling, his films have resurrected the people and events both mythologized and lost to history. His documentaries include Baseball, Jazz, The Dustbowl, Brooklyn Bridge, and the landmark series The Civil War. His films have won 12 Emmy Awards and have twice been nominated for Oscars. A seven-part program that follows Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt for more than a century, Burns’s new series airs on PBS this fall. Geoffrey C. Ward, Burns’ longtime collaborator, is the principal writer of The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball, and 13 other of the director’s PBS documentaries. For his work he has won seven Emmy Awards. Ward is also author of A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography, as well as more than a dozen other books whose themes range from East Indian culture to Mark Twain. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Limit 2 tickets per person Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Geoffrey C. Ward has 1 media appearance.

Apr
4
An interview about documentary filmmaking
Charlie Rose, Tuesday, April 4, 1995
David Grubin; Orlando Bagwell; Ric Burns; Geoffrey Ward

A conversation with producers Orlando Bagwell and David Grubin, screenwriter Geoffrey Ward, and documentarian Ric Burns about biographies, documentaries, and the art of storytelling. (timspalding)
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