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Dayton Duncan is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker and the author of nine books. "Out West: A Journey Through Lewis & Clark's America" (2001) chronicles his retracing of the Lewis and Clark trail; it was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection and finalist for the Western Writers of America's Spur Award. "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery" (1997) and "Mark Twain" (2001) are companion books to documentary films he wrote and produced with Ken Burns. Dayton was a consultant on Burns' award-winning series for public television "The Civil War," "Baseball" and "Jazz." He is also Burns' collaborator on "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" book and the documentary of the same name. Duncan lives in New Hampshire.

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Dayton Duncan