Mark Twain (Compact Disc)
5 CDs/6 hours
A companion audiobook to the 4-hour PBS television series.
From the authors of Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War: a biography of one of the central figures of our literature—the American titan who gave us Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Life on the Mississippi.
Using material from Twain's works, diaries, and letters, Mark Twain follows the great writer/humorist/lecturer/people's philosopher from the Hannibal, Missouri of his childhood, to the Europe and Middle East of his travels (and hilarious travel books); from his beginnings as a newspaperman to his storied life as (in his own words) "the most conspicuous man on the planet."
The essential companion audiobook to the upcoming public television series, Mark Twain also stands on its own as an enthralling biography.
About the Author
Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of twelve books, including A First Class Temperament, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written or co-written many documentary films, including Jazz, The Civil War, and Baseball.
Dayton Duncan is the author of five books and has been a consultant on many of Ken Burns' films, including Lewis & Clark, and was also the co-writer and consulting producer of the PBS series The West.
Ken Burns, the founder of Florentine Films, is a director, producer, and writer who has been making documentaries for more than twenty years. His work has won numberous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody awards.