An Illustrated Biography
by Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, and Ken Burns
The essential companion book to the PBS seriesthe first fully illustrated biography of one of the central figures of our literaturepublished by Alfred A. Knopf from the authors of The Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, and Jazz.
This book pulls together material from a variety of published and unpublished sources and includes 275 illustrations and photographs from throughout Twains life. With essays by Russell Banks, Jocelyn Chadwick, Ron Powers, and John Boyer, as well as an interview with actor and frequent Twain portrayer Hal Holbrook, this book provides a full and rich portrayal of the first figure of American letters.
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