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  Geoffrey C. Ward

A historian, screenwriter, and former editor of American Heritage, Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of 16 books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, co-authored with Wynton Marsalis.

Ward has worked with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for more than 25 years, and has written or co-written more than 20 documentary films or series, including Huey Long, The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz. For his work in documentary films, Ward has won two Writers’ Guild Awards, seven Christopher Awards and six Emmys.

Ward was senior picture editor at Encyclopedia Britannica in Chicago during the mid-1960s, founding editor of Audience magazine from 1970 to 1973, and managing editor and editor of American Heritage magazine from 1977 to 1982. For 14 years he wrote a monthly column for American Heritage called “The Life and Times.”

Ward is a graduate of Oberlin College. . . . short bio
A historian, screenwriter, and former editor of American Heritage, Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of 16 books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, co-authored with Wynton Marsalis.

Ward has worked with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for more than 25 years, and has written or co-written more than 20 documentary films or series, including Huey Long, The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz . . . full bio

2016
Tuesday Morning Lecture
Library: Current Issues Lectures
Speaker(s): Geoffrey C. Ward
Date: 08-23-2016
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