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Geoffrey C. Ward is an author, historian, and screenwriter. He has written for numerous documentary films, and has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Geoffrey Champion Ward was born in 1940 in Newark, Ohio. He was a graduate of Oberlin College in 1962. He is an editor, author, historian and writer of scripts for American history documentaries for public television. He is the author or co-author of 18 books, including five companion books to the documentaries he has written. He is the winner of seven Emmy Awards. He was the founding editor of Audience Magazine (1970-1973) and the editor of American Heritage Magazine (1977-1982). His 1989 biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, A First-class Temperament: the Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, won 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. The principal writer of the television mini-series The Civil War, Ward has collaborated with its co-producer Ken Burns on most of the documentaries he has made since, including Jazz, Baseball, The War and Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. This work has earned him five Emmy Awards. He also won two Emmys for the American Experience series, including The Kennedys, in 1992 and TR,The Story of Theodore Roosevelt in 1996. His script for the documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, won the Writers Guild of America Award in 2005 and the accompanying book won the 2006 William Hill Sports Book of the Year and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for best biography. His works include The War: An Intimate History, Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz can Change Your Life and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. His title The Roosevelts: An Intimate History made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Civil War: An Illustrated History 1,802 copies, 14 reviews
Baseball: An Illustrated History 745 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Essays 1996 (Editor) 128 copies, 1 review
The Vietnam War [2017 TV series] (Screenwriter) 89 copies, 1 review
The War 1941-1945 [2007 TV series] (Screenwriter) 76 copies, 1 review
Jazz: The Story of America's Music [2001 TV series] (Screenwriter) 67 copies, 1 review
Mark Twain [2001 TV movie] (Screenwriter) 40 copies, 1 review
The Maharajas 31 copies
Prohibition [2011 film] 31 copies, 1 review
Thomas Hart Benton [1988 film] (Screenwriter) 12 copies
Audience 1 copy
All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes (Foreword, some editions) 451 copies, 3 reviews
Reader's Digest Story of the Great American West (Contributor) 256 copies, 2 reviews
The Civil War [1990 TV series] (Original book) 218 copies, 2 reviews
Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond (Contributor) 140 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1987 (Contributor) 84 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1989 (Author "In Review: Civil War and Nuclear War") 24 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1988 (Author "In Review: Vann's Private War") 20 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1989 (Author "FDR's Western Front Idyll") 16 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1990 (Author "In Review: Roosevelt and Marshall") 13 copies
The Story of America: Beginnings to 1914 (Contributor, some editions) 6 copies
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