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Author Biography: Dayton Duncan, writer and producer of Horatio’s Drive, is the author of seven other books about American history, including Out West: A Journey Through Lewis and Clark’s America, in which he retraced the route of the expedition. He has been involved with Ken Burns’s documentaries for more than a decade. He and Burns are now collaborating on a major documentary series about our national parks. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
Ken Burns, director and producer of Horatio’s Drive, has been making award-winning documentary films for more than twenty years. He was director of the landmark PBS series The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz and executive producer of The West. His other films include the Academy Award–nominated Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty (also nominated for an Oscar), Lewis & Clark, and Mark Twain. His next documentary will be a biography of the prizefighter Jack Johnson. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
From the Hardcover edition.
|Preface: The Way We Enter Our History|
|Ch. 1||A Passing Mechanical Fancy||2|
|CH. 2||The Hardest Work I Ever Did||24|
|CH. 3||One of the Wonders of the Century||38|
|CH. 4||An Enthusiast for Motoring||54|
|CH. 5||The Worst of It Is Over||74|
|CH. 6||Buffalo Wallows||92|
|CH. 7||Watch Me Now||112|
|CH. 8||A Signal Triumph||128|
|Afterword: Song of the Open Road||145|
Posted September 25, 2004
This was a good nonfiction book that read like a journal or a novel. It was short, but had the info in there. I liked all the excerpts from Horation Jackson's letters and the newspapers of the towns that he drove through. It also had great pictures and lots of them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 25, 2003
As the great grandson of Horatio Nelson Jackson and knowing the story intimately-Dayton has done a wonderful job of not only telling the story but passing on the history of the drive. His passion comes through beautifully. Thanks DaytonWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.