The War: An Intimate History

The War: An Intimate History


By (author) Geoffrey C. Ward, By (author) Ken Burns

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  • Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF
  • Format: Hardback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 279mm x 36mm | 1,973g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307262839
  • ISBN 13: 9780307262837
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 394 Illustrations, 21 Maps
  • Sales rank: 680,369

Product description

This title features history captured in the hearts and minds, words and deeds, of those who made history at its most essential level: on the battlefields and on the home-front of World War II. With more than 450 photographs, the book is the story of the war, told from the point of view of four American towns.

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Author information

Geoffrey C. Wardwrote the script for the film series "The War "and is the winner of five Emmys and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work for public television. He is also a historian and biographer and the author of fourteen books, including most recently "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson." He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989 and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1990. He lives in New York City. Ken Burns, producer and director of the film series "The War, " founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include "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 two Academy Award nominations. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Review quote

"Ken Burns has done it again. He has given us an intimate, memorable, and provocative portrait of America in World War II--the valor and victory, sacrifice and shame of ordinary Americans, north, south, east, and west. This is a treasure." --Tom Brokaw "Heartrending . . . Unique not only among previous volumes that have accompanied Burns's documentaries but among just about any book on World War II . . . It should be read by everyone in the family, from the high-schoolers to the Baby Boomers." --Newark "Star-Ledger " "From the Trade Paperback edition."