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Learning Corporation of America

Overview
Works: 1,008 works in 2,706 publications in 2 languages and 15,726 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Documentary television programs  Drama  Biography  Educational television programs  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Other
Classifications: BF173.F85, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Learning Corporation of America
The Electric grandmother( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young father and his three children lose their wife and mother. During their mourning they are visited by a mysterious helicopter from Fantoccini, Ltd. where a perfect grandmother can be made to their exact specifications
Freud: The Hidden Nature of Man by George Kaczender( Visual )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Freud's background, his personal struggles, and his revolutionary theories; the power of the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, dream analysis, and the human personality composed of ego, superego and id
The Witches of Salem: The Horror and the Hope by Dennis Azzarella( Visual )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 286 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 on American history
The Immigrant Experience: The Long, Long Journey by Learning Company( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 255 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( Visual )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After showing Galileo's experiments, the film dramatizes the conflict between Galileo's new scientific thinking and the Church's authority. Although in the end Galileo recants, it is his view which is to dominate the West in succeeding centuries
The Colonel comes to Japan by John Nathan( Visual )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 162 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
Bismarck: Germany From Blood and Iron by John Irvin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerfully acted, with rich production values and authentic settings, this exciting program focuses on the dynamic Otto von Bismarck, by turns Machiavellian, affectionate, ruthless, bullying and cajoling as he engineers the events which achieve the unification of Germany
Greeks: In Search of Meaning( Visual )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 139 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 Constitution: The Compromise That Made a Nation by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the large State vs. small State controversy which was the central argument of the Constitutional Convention
The French Revolution: The Terror by Victor Vicas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2017 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
The Tap dance kid( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 131 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
A Slave's Story : Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom by John Irvin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 129 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
Charlemagne: Holy Barbarian( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on one campaign waged by Charlemagne against the Saxons in 782. Uses the example of this campaign in order to examine the problem of brutality as a tool of civilization. Discusses the cultural contributions to Charlemagne and shows the ruthless means he used to accomplish his goals
Napoleon: The Making of a Dictator( Visual )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 119 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 Napoléon
The Crusades: Saints and Sinners by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 115 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 )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical and current dimensions of Karl Marx through dramatized interviews with those who knew him, explanations of his major tenets, and documentary treatment of the monumental changes wrought in his name
The Jackson Years: The New Americans( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the creation of the American image and the formation of popular democracy as reflected in the rise to power of Andrew Jackson
The Romans: Life, Laughter and Law( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the enactment of excerpts from Roman writings in order to recreate the world of the Roman Empire
The Jackson Years: Toward Civil War( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 108 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
Newton: The Mind That Found the Future by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Halley, Newton's friend and colleague, moves between Newton's age and the present in a study of Sir Isaac Newton and his principal theories, pointing out his influence on modern science
 
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