The Books Behind the Documentaries

by Rachel Baker on April 16, 2015

I have been sitting on this article for awhile. No reason, just have. I love this article, though, because it gives insight into the books that are used as the inspiration for Ken Burns’ documentaries – which by the way, are normally pretty awesome!

Here’s the Article: Ken Burns: The Books Behind the Documentaries

Ken Burns’s latest documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, is currently airing on PBS. Known for his sweeping documentaries, this master of the form has been bringing American history to life for the last thirty-five years. Burns has achieved a level of cult status reserved for few filmmakers (Apple’s iMovie even has a function called “The Ken Burns Effect”), and many of his great documentaries are born from great books. Ranging from source material to companion volumes to brilliant narratives on the same topic, these are the books behind the documentaries.

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