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  • The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War : The is no single truth in War

    en Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

  • The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War : The is no single truth in War

    en Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

  • The RooseveltsThe Roosevelts : an intimate history

    Ward, Geoffrey C.

    An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

  • DoloresDolores : rebel, activist, feminist, mother

    Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century--and she continues to fight to this day, at 87.

  • Winter's boneWinter's bone

    Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions, and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

  • Triangle fireTriangle fire

    The fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the gruesome culmination of years of unrest in America's most profitable manufacturing industry. Two years earlier, led by a spontaneous walkout in the same factory, twenty thousand garment workers, in the largest women's strike in American history, took to the streets of New York to protest working conditions. They gained the support of both progressives and leading women in New York's society.

  • El JeremiasEl Jeremias : Jeremy

    A heartwarming comedic film about family love and the hard choices that come with opportunity. Set in Sonora, Mexico, Jerema's a bright misfit and pessimistic eight-year-old, finds out he is a gifted child and initiates a journey of self-discovery to find out what he wants to be when he grows up.

  • Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte CristoAlexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo

    An innocent man, Edmond Dantes, is imprisoned for years on a godforsaken island while the friend who betrayed him takes Dantes ravishing fiancé for himself. Dantes eventually escapes, recovers a fortune in buried pirate treasure, transforms himself into the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, and methodically goes about exacting his revenge.

  • Galileo's battle for the heavensGalileo's battle for the heavens

    Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.

  • The mystery of matterThe mystery of matter : search for the elements

    "An exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter." --

  • The catcher was a spyThe catcher was a spy

    The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb. --

  • EcuadorEcuador : the royal tour

    Take a Royal Tour with journalist Peter Greenberg, and see Ecuador in a way no visitor has ever seen it before. Guided by President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, explore the Amazon rainforest, go whale watching off the coast of Manta, shop like a local in a rural town in the Andes Mountains, visit a chocolate farm in Cacao, and become mesmerized by the diversity of species only found on the world-famous Galp̀agos Islands.

  • DenialDenial

    When Deborah Lipstadt speaks out against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history, she discovers that the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney have the heavy burden of proving that the Holocaust actually happened, in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences.

  • LandfillharmonicLandfillharmonic : a symphony of the human spirit

    "Follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a national disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact." --Container.

  • The RooseveltsThe Roosevelts : an intimate history

    Ward, Geoffrey C.

    An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

  • Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass : prophet of freedom

    Blight, David W., author. http://id.loc.gov/author

    "The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, often to large crowds, using his own story to condemn slavery. He broke with Garrison to become a political abolitionist, a Republican, and eventually a Lincoln supporter. By the Civil War and during Reconstruction, Douglass became the most famed and widely traveled orator in the nation. He denounced the premature end of Reconstruction and the emerging Jim Crow era. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. He sometimes argued politically with younger African-Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights. In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass's newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass's two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight's Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves"--

  • MeraMera : tidebreaker

    Paige, Danielle, (Novelist), writer.

    "Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king, but Mera is destined to wear a different crown. When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heirto the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?"--

  • Soaring earthSoaring earth : a companion memoir to Enchanted air

    Engle, Margarita, author.

    "In this follow-up to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Margarita Engle details her teenage years in Los Angeles against the turbulent backdrop of the Vietnam War. In vulnerable verse, she addresses the notions of peace, civil rights, freedom of expression, and environmental protection that are once again under threat. Despite these circumstances, young Margarita was able to find solace and empowerment through her education"--

  • The electric warThe electric war : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the race to light the world

    Winchell, Mike, author.

    "The riveting nonfiction account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity."--

  • Witch-huntWitch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials

    Aronson, Marc.

  • Spare partsSpare parts

    Four Hispanic high school students organize a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and big dreams, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT.

  • Addictions, Substance Abuse & AlcoholismAddictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism

    This two-volume work includes 329 essays covering all aspects of addiction and substance abuse, including diseases or conditions, substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, organizations and foundations dedicated to treatment and prevention, physiological and psychological issues and behaviors, trends and statistics, and social contexts and concerns related to substance abuse and treatment such as advertising and media influence, aging, ethnicity, and children and substance abuse. The essays, written for non-specialists by medical professionals, professors in science and medicine, and medical writers, will appeal to students studying science, premed, psychology, addictive behaviors, drug abuse epidemiology and public health issues, as well as to librarians and their patrons, and of course to individuals, family and friends directly affected by addiction.

  • Addictions, Substance Abuse & AlcoholismAddictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism

    This two-volume work includes 329 essays covering all aspects of addiction and substance abuse, including diseases or conditions, substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, organizations and foundations dedicated to treatment and prevention, physiological and psychological issues and behaviors, trends and statistics, and social contexts and concerns related to substance abuse and treatment such as advertising and media influence, aging, ethnicity, and children and substance abuse. The essays, written for non-specialists by medical professionals, professors in science and medicine, and medical writers, will appeal to students studying science, premed, psychology, addictive behaviors, drug abuse epidemiology and public health issues, as well as to librarians and their patrons, and of course to individuals, family and friends directly affected by addiction.

  • LGBTQ eventsLGBTQ events

    This GLBT series chronicles important historical events that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. This new edition in the Great Events series chronicles important historical events that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. In the last ten years alone, the world has witnessed significant events that have broken down barriers, both socially and legally, making enormous strides to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Just some of these events include: 2011 - "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is repealed; 2012 - Barack Obama becomes the first sitting US president to publicly support the freedom for LGBT couples to marry; 2013 - The US Supreme Court rules that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits; 2015 - The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban same-sex marriage; 2016 - Pentagon lifts the ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military. In-depth, yet accessible essays provide a summary of the event and discuss the event's significance and historical impact. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, cross-references to other material in the series, maps, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. - Publisher.

  • The Iliad of HomerThe Iliad of Homer

    Homer.

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