About the Author
Geoffrey C. Ward, historian and screenwriter, is the author of 16 books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has written or cowritten many documentary films, including The War, The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Mark Twain, Not for Ourselves Alone, and Jazz. He lives in New York City.
Ken Burns, the producer and director of numerous film series, including The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public tv, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and a nomination for an Academy Award. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
Praise for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History…
"Impressively thorough . . . Starting with Teddy’s asthma-plagued youth and ending with Eleanor’s death in 1962, every aspect of their lives and legacies is touched upon. Hundreds of photos, newspaper clippings, and accompanying captions flesh out the story, which expands to cover their friends and family, enemies, and (alleged) lovers . . . . Part history, part biography, Ward and Burns strike the perfect balance between information and entertainment, keeping the tone casual yet authoritative . . . the perfect coffee table book treatment." -- Publisher's Weekly (starred)