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Dayton Duncan was the writer and co-producer of America's Best Idea documentary produced by Ken Burns, and has also been involved for many years with other series by Burns including The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz. For the 12-hour series The West about the history of the American West, broadcast in 1996, Duncan was the co-writer and consulting producer. It won the Erik Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians.

He is the writer and producer of The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, a four-hour documentary broadcast in November 1997. The film attained the second-highest ratings (following The Civil War) in the history of PBS and won a Western Heritage award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, and a CINE Golden Eagle, as well as many other honors. He is the co-writer and producer of Mark Twain, a four-hour film biography of the great American humorist which was broadcast on PBS in 2002. His next film with Burns was America's First Road Trip, about the first transcontinental automobile trip, which he wrote and produced. It won the prestigious Christopher Award and a Telly Award.

In politics, Duncan served as chief of staff to New Hampshire Gov. Hugh Gallen; deputy national press secretary for Walter Mondale's presidential campaign in 1984; and national press secretary for Michael Dukakis's 1988 presidential campaign. President Clinton appointed him chair of the American Heritage Rivers Advisory Committee and Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt appointed him as a director of the National Park Foundation. Duncan now serves on the board of the Student Conservation Association, the National Conservation System Foundation and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Born and raised in Indianola, Iowa, Duncan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 with a degree in German literature and was also a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. He holds honorary doctorates from Franklin Pierce College and Drake University.

For the last thirty years he has lived in New Hampshire, where he makes his home in the small town of Walpole with his wife, Dianne, and their two children.
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Total Books: 31
Seed of the Future Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea
2013 - Seed of the Future Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781930238428
ISBN-10: 1930238428
Genre: History
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The Dust Bowl An Illustrated History
2012 - The Dust Bowl an Illustrated History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781452107943
ISBN-10: 1452107947
Genre: History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

The National Parks America's Best Idea
2011 - The National Parks America's Best Idea (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375712104
ISBN-10: 0375712100
Genres: History, Outdoors & Nature
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Lewis  Clark  The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
2004 - Lewis Clark the Journey of the Corps of Discovery (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780739312513
ISBN-10: 0739312510
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Scenes of Visionary Enchantment Reflections on Lewis and Clark
2004 - Scenes of VIsionary Enchantment Reflections on Lewis and Clark (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780803217249
ISBN-10: 0803217242
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Horatio's Drive  America's First Road Trip
2003 - Horatio's Drive America's First Road Trip (Hardcover)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375415364
ISBN-10: 037541536X
Genres: History, Travel, Nonfiction
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Mark Twain An Illustrated Biography
2001 - Mark Twain an Illustrated Biography (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375405617
ISBN-10: 0375405615
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Mark Twain
2001 - Mark Twain (Audio Cassette)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375420474
ISBN-10: 0375420479
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Out West
2000 - Out West (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803266261
ISBN-10: 080326626X
Genres: History, Travel
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Miles from Nowhere Tales from America's Contemporary Frontier
2000 - Miles From Nowhere Tales From America's Contemporary Frontier (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803266278
ISBN-10: 0803266278
Genres: History, Travel
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Lewis  Clark The Journey of the Corps of Discovery An Illustrated History
1999 - Lewis Clark the Journey of the Corps of Discovery an Illustrated History (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375706523
ISBN-10: 0375706526
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Lewis  Clark The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
1997 - Lewis Clark the Journey of the Corps of Discovery (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780679454502
ISBN-10: 0679454500
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Lewis  Clark  The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
1997 - Lewis Clark the Journey of the Corps of Discovery [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780679460527
ISBN-10: 0679460527
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4

The West An Illustrated History for Children
1996 - The West an Illustrated History for Children (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316196321
ISBN-10: 0316196320
Genre: Children's Books
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People of the West
1996 - People of the West [The West Television Program] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316196338
ISBN-10: 0316196339
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The West An Illustrated History
1996 - The West an Illustrated History (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316922364
ISBN-10: 0316922366
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Substores
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Miles from Nowhere In Search of the American Frontier
1994 - Miles From Nowhere in Search of the American Frontier (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140131222
ISBN-10: 0140131221
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Miles from Nowhere  Tales from America's Contemporary Frontier
1993 - Miles From Nowhere Tales From America's Contemporary Frontier (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670831951
ISBN-10: 0670831956
Genre: Travel
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Grass Roots One Year in the Life of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary
1992 - Grass Roots One Year in the Life of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140103694
ISBN-10: 0140103694
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Out West American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
1988 - Out West American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140083620
ISBN-10: 0140083626
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Out West  An American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
1987 - Out West an American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670808229
ISBN-10: 0670808229
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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