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The Civil War - A Film By Ken Burns (DVD): Ken Burns The Civil War - A Film By Ken Burns (DVD)
Ken Burns
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ken Burns directs this nine-part series that looks at the development of the American Civil War. The episodes are: 'The Cause (1861)', 'A Very Bloody Affair (1862)', 'Forever Free (1862)', 'Simply Murder (1863)', 'The Universe of Battle (1863)', 'Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)', 'Most Hallowed Ground (1864)', 'War Is All Hell (1865)' and 'The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865)'.

Praying for Emily - The Faith, Science, and Miracles That Saved Our Daughter (Hardcover): Tom Whitehead, Kari Whitehead, Emily... Praying for Emily - The Faith, Science, and Miracles That Saved Our Daughter (Hardcover)
Tom Whitehead, Kari Whitehead, Emily Whitehead; As told to Danelle Morton; Foreword by Ken Burns
R605 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Vietnam War - An Intimate History (Paperback): Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns The Vietnam War - An Intimate History (Paperback)
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

**The New York Times Bestseller**

**The book of the landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick**

The definitive work on the Vietnam War, the conflict that came to define a generation, told from all sides by those who were there.

More than forty years after the Vietnam War ended, its legacy continues to fascinate, horrify and inform us. As the first war to be fought in front of TV cameras and beamed around the world, it has been immortalised on film and on the page, and forever changed the way we think about war.

Drawing on hundreds of brand new interviews, Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward have created the definitive work on Vietnam. It is the first book to show us the war from every perspective: from idealistic US Marines and the families they left behind to the Vietnamese civilians, both North and South, whose homeland was changed for ever; politicians, POWs and anti-war protesters; and the photographers and journalists who risked their lives to tell the truth. The book sends us into the grit and chaos of combat, while also expertly outlining the complex chain of political events that led America to Vietnam.

Beautifully written, this essential work tells the full story without taking sides and reminds us that there is no single truth in war. It is set to redefine our understanding of a brutal conflict, to launch provocative new debates and to shed fresh light on the price paid in ‘blood and bone’ by Vietnamese and Americans alike.

Country Music - An Illustrated History (Hardcover): Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns Country Music - An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
R1,300 R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Save R302 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Obama - The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - Updated Edition (Hardcover, Revised ed.): Mark Greenberg, David M Tait Obama - The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - Updated Edition (Hardcover, Revised ed.)
Mark Greenberg, David M Tait; Foreword by Ken Burns
R716 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A vibrant celebration of President Obama, this stunning commemorative book provides a valuable record of his historical presidency and the years since he left office. It has now been more than two years since he concluded his historic two-term presidency. Through stunning images by White House photographers and others, as well as notable essays and quotes from a broad spectrum of people, this updated edition of Obama looks back at the President's journey: from his remarkable victory, to his significant milestones and final days in office, to his life after the White House. The book features rare and previously unseen photographs, along with iconic images and newspaper front pages. It also features dramatic pictures, including the iconic shot from the situation room as the president and his staff watched the live unfolding of the Osama bin Laden raid and day-to-day images of Obama in his roles as world leader, policymaker, commander in chief and father. There are light-hearted photos from the White House Correspondents' Dinner, late-night television appearances and moments with the entire Obama family. Sixteen additional pages follow President Obama in recent years campaigning for Democratic candidates, engaging in philanthropic work, and travelling the world. The expanded volume updates the status of many of Obama's ground-breaking achievements, such as the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord, EPA protections, transgender rights, DACA and much more. This book is a keepsake memento of a beloved president.

The Dust Bowl (DVD): Ken Burns The Dust Bowl (DVD)
Ken Burns 1
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two-part PBS documentary, directed by Ken Burns, that explores the 1930s drought which devastated American prairie farms and led to a great deal of suffering and hardship. The drought, which was accompanied and exacerbated by severe dust storms, was a result of ill-considered farming policy and nearly led to ecological disaster. 400,000 square kilometres of land, chiefly in Texas and Oklahoma, was affected and many were displaced or forced to endure the poor living conditions caused by the storms.

Prohibition (DVD): Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson Prohibition (DVD)
Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson; Directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick 1
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Documentary from film makers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that sets out to tell the story of prohibition. Prohibition, the US Government's ban on the sale of alcohol between 1920 and 1933, was an extremely controversial policy. Many criticised the ban as an attack on individual liberty, while others argue that it led to an increase in organised crime as alcohol became a black market good. The narrators of the documentary include Hollywood stars Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson.

Obama - The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - 2,920 Days (Hardcover): Mark Greenberg Obama - The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - 2,920 Days (Hardcover)
Mark Greenberg; Foreword by Ken Burns 1
R621 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R195 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A celebration of President Obama's presidency, featuring stunning images by photographers from the White House and beyond. Looking back at Barack Obama's journey, from his remarkable victory to his final days in office, this book includes iconic shots - such as dramatic pictures from the situation room as the president and his staff watched the live unfolding of the Bin Laden raid - as well as more light-hearted photos from the White House Correspondents' dinner and family moments.

River Crossings - Contemporary Art Comes Home (Hardcover): Stephen Hannock River Crossings - Contemporary Art Comes Home (Hardcover)
Stephen Hannock; Contributions by Ken Burns, Jason Rosenfeld, Maurice Berger, Marvin Heiferman
R1,086 R838 Discovery Miles 8 380 Save R248 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a unique and groundbreaking presentation of important contem--porary art rarely seen in the traditional environs of the Hudson River Valley, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana, Frederic Edwin Church's Persian-inspired mansion, will showcase the work of con-temporary American artists such as Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Maya Lin, Martin Puryear, and Gregory Crewdson, some of the 30 artists exhibiting. Stephen Hannock, celebrated luminist painter and one of the exhibition's co-curators, believes that "this is a terrific opportunity to open up contemporary art, as well as these historic properties, to audiences who will see firsthand these shared artistic concerns."The works of art selected for the exhibition will be shown at the two venues to encourage visitors to experience both distinguished properties and the grandeur of their surroundings, and to present a complete overview and understanding of these contemporary works in a location where many art historians believe American art was born. The accompanying publication, River Crossings: Contempo--rary Art Comes Home, will provide readers with a lavish record of this extraordinary and innovative exhibition, and will offer unique and highly informative perspectives on the continuity of the American artistic tradition in one of the nation's most historic locations.In addition to an impressive plate section of more than 60 works with brief artist biographies and descriptive narratives for the individual works, this comprehensive presentation features noteworthy, exceptional contributions. Stephen Hannock's preface details the development of this remarkable exhibition, while co-curator Jason Rosenfeld reveals in his essay the exhibition's importance relative to historical perception as he considers Cole's and Church's support of contemporary art in their time. Cultural historian Maurice Berger considers the realities of race and gender from the nineteenth-century Hudson River Valley to the present, and Marvin Heiferman, curator and writer, examines photography in the exhibition and its connections to Church's work and his use of the medium. Award-winning architectural and landscape photographer Peter Aaron generously provided the stunning installation, exterior, and landscape photographs, a gorgeous complement to this outstanding catalogue.

The Roosevelts - An Intimate History (DVD): Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul Giamatti, Theodore Roosevelt, Edward Herrmann, Franklin D.... The Roosevelts - An Intimate History (DVD)
Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul Giamatti, Theodore Roosevelt, Edward Herrmann, Franklin D. Roosevelt, …
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Seven-part documentary about three of the most prominent members of the famous Roosevelt family: Theodore, Franklin D and Eleanor. Following the family from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962 the documentary covers Theodore's and Franklin's presidencies, the creation of the National Parks of America and the digging of the Panama Canal, all events that the family helped to shape. Archive footage with voiceovers from Paul Giamatti, Edward Herrmann and Meryl Streep shows how these three people helped change the view of American politics.

Jazz: an Illustrated History (Hardcover, 1st ed): G. Ward, Ken Burns Jazz: an Illustrated History (Hardcover, 1st ed)
G. Ward, Ken Burns
R2,053 R1,790 Discovery Miles 17 900 Save R263 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for
The Civil War and Baseball.

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, jazz celebrates all Americans at their best.

Here are the stories of the extraordinary men and women who made the music: Louis Armstrong, the fatherless waif whose unrivaled genius helped turn jazz into a soloist's art and influenced every singer, every instrumentalist who came after him; Duke Ellington, the pampered son of middle-class parents who turned a whole orchestra into his personal instrument, wrote nearly two thousand pieces for it, and captured more of American life than any other composer. Bix Beiderbecke, the doomed cornet prodigy who showed white musicians that they too could make an important contribution to the music; Benny Goodman, the immigrants' son who learned the clarinet to help feed his family, but who grew up to teach a whole country how to dance; Billie Holiday, whose distinctive style routinely transformed mediocre music into great art; Charlie Parker, who helped lead a musical revolution, only to destroy himself at thirty-four; and Miles Davis, whose search for fresh ways to sound made him the most influential jazz musician of his generation, and then led him to abandon jazz altogether. Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Artie Shaw, and Ella Fitzgerald are all here; so are Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and a host of others.

But Jazz is more than mere biography. The history of the music echoes the history of twentieth-century America. Jazz provided the background for the giddy era that F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Jazz Age. The irresistible pulse of big-band swing lifted the spirits and boosted American morale during the Great Depression and World War II. The virtuosic, demanding style called bebop mirrored the stepped-up pace and dislocation that came with peace. During the Cold War era, jazz served as a propaganda weapon—and forged links with the burgeoning counterculture. The story of jazz encompasses the story of American courtship and show business; the epic growth of great cities—New Orleans and Chicago, Kansas City and New York—and the struggle for civil rights and simple justice that continues into the new millennium.

Visually stunning, with more than five hundred photographs, some never before published, this book, like the music it chronicles, is an exploration—and a celebration—of the American experiment.

The Vietnam War (Hardcover): Ken Burns, Geoffrey C Ward The Vietnam War (Hardcover)
Ken Burns, Geoffrey C Ward
R1,625 R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Save R678 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Various Artists - Jazz: A Film By Ken Burns (DVD): Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, Louis... Various Artists - Jazz: A Film By Ken Burns (DVD)
Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, Louis Armstrong, … 1
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ken Burns directs this documentary series chronicling the history of jazz. During the 1920s, coronetist Buddy Bolden might have been the man who invented jazz, but it was pianist Jelly Roll Morton who claimed that mantle when he became the first man to write the new form down. Other jazz pioneers featured include clarinet prodigy Sidney Bechet, trumpet player Freddie Keppard, and 1920s talents Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.

Country Music - A History (Standard format, CD): Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns Country Music - A History (Standard format, CD)
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns; Read by Brian Corrigan, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
R1,236 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R158 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The War (Paperback): Ken Burns, Geoffrey C Ward The War (Paperback)
Ken Burns, Geoffrey C Ward
R804 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R94 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced--and helped to win--the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.
Focusing on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama--"The War" follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. All the iconic events are here, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps--but we also move among prisoners of war and Japanese American internees, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together while their men were shipped off to Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa.
Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world.

The Mayo Clinic - Faith, Hope, Science (Hardcover): David Blistein, Ken Burns The Mayo Clinic - Faith, Hope, Science (Hardcover)
David Blistein, Ken Burns
R657 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R144 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
I Was Right On Time (Paperback, 1st Fireside ed): David Conrads I Was Right On Time (Paperback, 1st Fireside ed)
David Conrads; As told to Steve Wulf; Preface by Ken Burns; Buck O'Neil
R419 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro leagues and their ultimate demise.

In I Was Right on Time, he charmingly recalls his days as a ballplayer and as an African-American in a racially divided country. Whether he's telling of his barnstorming days with the likes of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson or the day in 1962 when he became the first African-American coach in the major leagues, O'Neil takes us on a trip not only through baseball's past but through America's as well.

Walpole (Hardcover): Walpole Historical Society Walpole (Hardcover)
Walpole Historical Society; Foreword by Ken Burns
R737 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R160 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jazz - A History of America's Music (Paperback): Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns Jazz - A History of America's Music (Paperback)
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns
R1,151 R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Save R123 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for
The Civil War and Baseball.

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, jazz celebrates all Americans at their best.

Here are the stories of the extraordinary men and women who made the music: Louis Armstrong, the fatherless waif whose unrivaled genius helped turn jazz into a soloist's art and influenced every singer, every instrumentalist who came after him; Duke Ellington, the pampered son of middle-class parents who turned a whole orchestra into his personal instrument, wrote nearly two thousand pieces for it, and captured more of American life than any other composer. Bix Beiderbecke, the doomed cornet prodigy who showed white musicians that they too could make an important contribution to the music; Benny Goodman, the immigrants' son who learned the clarinet to help feed his family, but who grew up to teach a whole country how to dance; Billie Holiday, whose distinctive style routinely transformed mediocre music into great art; Charlie Parker, who helped lead a musical revolution, only to destroy himself at thirty-four; and Miles Davis, whose search for fresh ways to sound made him the most influential jazz musician of his generation, and then led him to abandon jazz altogether. Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Artie Shaw, and Ella Fitzgerald are all here; so are Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and a host of others.

But Jazz is more than mere biography. The history of the music echoes the history of twentieth-century America. Jazz provided the background for the giddy era that F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Jazz Age. The irresistible pulse of big-band swing lifted the spirits and boosted American morale during the Great Depression and World War II. The virtuosic, demanding style called bebop mirrored the stepped-up pace and dislocation that came with peace. During the Cold War era, jazz served as a propaganda weapon—and forged links with the burgeoning counterculture. The story of jazz encompasses the story of American courtship and show business; the epic growth of great cities—New Orleans and Chicago, Kansas City and New York—and the struggle for civil rights and simple justice that continues into the new millennium.

Visually stunning, with more than five hundred photographs, some never before published, this book, like the music it chronicles, is an exploration—and a celebration—of the American experiment.


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The War - An Intimate History (Hardcover, New): Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns The War - An Intimate History (Hardcover, New)
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns
R850 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R198 (23%) Out of stock

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.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Hardcover): Ken Burns, Geoffrey C Ward The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Hardcover)
Ken Burns, Geoffrey C Ward
R1,020 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R245 (24%) Out of stock

An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.
This handsome, engaging, revelatory book is an "intimate" history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Geoffrey C. Ward, distilling more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the Roosevelts, and the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns help us understand for the first time that, despite the fierce partisanship of their eras and ours, the Roosevelts were far more united than divided. All the history the Roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily a book about human beings, each of whom somehow overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities, and all of whom wrestled in their lives with issues still familiar to the rest of us-anger and the need for forgiveness, courage and cowardice, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be oneself. This is the story of the Roosevelts-no other American family ever touched so many lives.

Cross-Examining History - A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts about Our Presidents (Hardcover): Talmage Boston Cross-Examining History - A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts about Our Presidents (Hardcover)
Talmage Boston; Foreword by Ken Burns
R769 R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Save R69 (9%) Out of stock
Walpole (Paperback): Walpole Historical Society, Foreword By Ken Burns Walpole (Paperback)
Walpole Historical Society, Foreword By Ken Burns
R510 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R100 (20%) Out of stock

Walpole, a picturesque New England town on the banks of the Connecticut River, is older than the nation itself. Founded in 1752 by Colonial charter from New Hampshire's royal governor, the town's history parallels that of the nation, and it retains historic settings-period homes, gardens, squares, and commons. Walpole has been home to farmers, loggers, and mill and railroad workers, as well as artists, writers, and world-class chocolatiers. The traditional sense of community is as alive today in Walpole as it was in the early days, when community was necessary for survival.

Jim Tully - American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler (Hardcover): Paul J Bauer, Mark Dawidziak Jim Tully - American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler (Hardcover)
Paul J Bauer, Mark Dawidziak; Foreword by Ken Burns
R940 R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Save R105 (11%) Out of stock

The first biography of the vagabond, hard-boiled writer who rocked Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties The son of an Irish ditch-digger, Jim Tully (1886-1947) left his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio, in 1901, spending most of his teenage years in the company of hoboes. Drifting across the country as a "road kid," he spent those years scrambling into boxcars, sleeping in hobo jungles, avoiding railroad cops, begging meals from back doors, and haunting public libraries. After six years on the road, he jumped off a railroad car in Kent, Ohio, with wild aspirations of becoming a writer. While chasing his dream, Tully worked as a chain maker, boxer, newspaper reporter, and tree surgeon. All the while he was crafting his memories of the road into a dark and astonishing chronicle of the American underclass. After moving to Hollywood and working for Charlie Chaplin, Tully began to write a stream of critically acclaimed books mostly about his road years, including Beggars of Life, Circus Parade, Blood on the Moon, Shadows of Men, and Shanty Irish. He quickly established himself as a major American author and used his status to launch a parallel career as a Hollywood journalist. Much as his gritty books shocked the country, his magazine articles on movies shocked Hollywood. Along the way, he picked up such close friends as W. C. Fields, Jack Dempsey, Damon Runyon, Lon Chaney, Frank Capra, and Erich von Stroheim. He also memorably crossed paths with Jack London, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, and Langston Hughes. The definitive biography of a remarkable writer, Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler compellingly describes the hardscrabble life of an Irish American storyteller, from his immigrant roots, rural upbringing, and life as a hobo riding the rails to the emergent dream factory of early and Golden Age Hollywood and the fall of his fortunes during the Great Depression. Many saw the dark side of the American dream, but none wrote about it like Jim Tully.

Various - National Parks (Ost) CD (2009) (CD): Various Various - National Parks (Ost) CD (2009) (CD)
Various; Produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Out of stock
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