Geoffrey C. Ward

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A former editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE, Geoffrey Ward is an author and screenwriter of various documentaries on American history. He wrote the television mini-series The Civil War with Ken Burns and has collaborated with Burns on every documentary he has made since, including Jazz and Baseball. This work won him five Emmy Awards. The most recent Burns/Ward collaboration, The War, premiered on PBS in September 2007. In addition he co-wrote The West, of which Ken Burns was an executive producer, with fellow historian Dayton Duncan. Ward is the author or co-author of eighteen books, including five companion books to the documentaries he has written. A First-Class Temperament, his biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1962.

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April/May 1984

MATTERS OF FACT

June/july 1984

One day in 1917, five young white musicians from New Orleans composed the very first jazz record ever offered for sale

August/september 1984

Vidal’s Lincoln

October/november 1984

Mrs. Roosevelt Faces Fear

June/july 1985

FDR’s Twenty-Four-Year War