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Mark Twain [a film by Ken Burns].

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). David, Keith. (Added Author). Conway, Kevin. (Added Author). Bosco, Philip. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (approximately 240 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS, 2002.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Part 1 Episode 2 Part 2.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ken Burns.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Keith David ; voice of Mark Twain, Kevin Conway ; other voices, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner, Ann Duquesnay.
Summary, etc.:
Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and reveals his extraordinary life, filled with adventure and literary pursuit, incredible success and defeat, comedy, and tragedy.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Authors, American > 19th century > Biography.

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