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Learning Corporation of America

Overview
Works: 1,193 works in 2,529 publications in 2 languages and 17,821 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Fiction  Documentary films  Biographical films  Children's films 
Roles: Publisher, Author
Classifications: BF173.F85, 338.7
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Most widely held works by Learning Corporation of America
The witches of Salem : the horror and the hope by Dennis Azzarella( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the witchcraft trials of Salem, Mass., in 1692. Attempts to give an understanding of the political, psychological, and religious background of the trials and of the consequences of this episode in American history
The Electric grandmother( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of their mother, three children and their widower father select an "electric grandmother," a robot, on a thirty-day trial period to see if it will bring the family together again
Freud : the hidden nature of man by George Kaczender( Visual )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Freud's background, personal struggles, revolutionary theories: the power of the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, dream analysis, and the human personality composed of ego, superego and id
The immigrant experience : the long, long journey by Learning Company( Visual )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the problems and dreams of new immigrants in America by telling about an uprooted Polish family. Shows how they lived at the beginning of the 20th century and includes interviews with the grandfather today as he reveals his contentment with improved opportunities for his grandchildren
Galileo : the challenge of reason by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dramatic production presents Galileo, challenger of traditional views of astronomy and physics, whose conflicts with established beliefs led to his trial as a heretic in 1632, but whose theories came to dominate Western thought in succeeding centuries"--Container
The Colonel comes to Japan by John Nathan( Visual )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains that when an American company sets up shop abroad, particularly in a culture as different from our own as Japan's, special considerations must come into play, as evidenced by this chronicle of Kentucky Fried Chicken's entry into the Japanese fast-food market
The French Revolution by Victor Vicas( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the fall of the Bastille to show how a weak, bankrupt king's effort to raise money unleashd the first total revolution in history. Examines what makes an ordinary man leave his daily tasks and take part in a revolution
The Greeks : in search of meaning( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the concerns and achievements of the Greeks in 5th century, B.C. Includes excerpts from Antigone by Sophocles, and Lysistrata by Aristophanes
The Tap dance kid( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 8 year-old boy's one desire is to become a dancer, but his father objects. The boy's sister intervenes on behalf of children's rights, takes him to an audition, and shows his parents the talents and desires they had overlooked in their child. Emphasizes the problem young people often face in not being taken seriously by parents and not being allowed to make decisions
Bismarck : Germany from blood and iron by John Irvin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the step-by-step creation of modern Germany and suggests its implications for the rest of the world. Presents a dramatized interview with Otto Von Bismark, who recollects the steps which led to Germany's unification, as told in a series of flashbacks
The French Revolution by Victor Vicas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the enigmatic figure of Robespierre in an exploration of the breakdown of the noble ideals which inspired a revolution, and illustrates how violence breeds violence
A slave's story: running a thousand miles to freedom by John Irvin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the experiences of a slave couple during their escape in 1848 from Macon, Ga. to Philadelphia, Pa., in which the woman was disguised as an ailing southern planter and the man traveled as the planter's body servant
Napoleon, the making of a dictator( Visual )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the kind of political and social chaos from which dictators draw their strength, and shows how military victories built the popularity of Napoleon
The crusades : saints and sinners( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the First Crusade beginning with Pope Urban's speech at Clermont and ending with the taking of Jerusalem and the slaughter of its inhabitants. Explores the motives of the crusaders and it introduces the leading figures of the crusade
Marxism : the theory that split a world( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical and current dimensions of Karl Marx through dramatized interviews with those who knew him, animated explanations of his major tenets, and documentary treatment of the monumental changes wrought in his name
Not by jeans alone( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how the Levi Strauss Company sought to move beyond jeans to "Levi tailored classics," a market-opening attempt that encountered problems in a fast-changing marketplace
The Romans : life, laughter, and law( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the enactment of excerpts from Roman writings in order to recreate the world of the Roman Empire
The Kyocera experiment by Jeffrey William Kirsch( Visual )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how "theory Z" comes alive in the United States as the American employees of San Diego's Kyocera Company productively adapt to the owners' thoroughly Japanese brand of management. Tells how there is tension, particularly between Japanese managers and American salesmen, whose styles are very different, at this company which makes computer chips and chip holders
Charlemagne, holy barbarian( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Charlemagne's campaign against the Saxons. Centres around an attack on the Saxons in 782. Shows the ruthless means used by Charlemagne to subjugate the Saxons and to enforce Christianity on them
The Jackson years : toward civil war( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the years Andrew Jackson spent in office. Points out that although he fought the national bank, raised troops against South Carolina, and vetoed more congressional bills than all the Presidents combined, he remained inactive on slavery, the one issue that would lead to war
 
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