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Else, Jon

Overview
Works: 123 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 6,351 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Drama  Military history  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Producer, Cinematographer , Author of screenplay, Director, Editor, Production personnel, Photographer
Classifications: E185.61, 323.0973
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Most widely held works by Jon Else
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today
The day after Trinity ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II
Tupac resurrection ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life and career of infamous rapper Tupac Shakur, told entirely in his own words
Inside Guantanamo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines day-to-day life at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp from the perspective of both the guards and the detainees
Cadillac desert ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cadillac desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the vast transformation of the American West and many parts of the world
Who are the DeBolts? and where did they get 19 kids? ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The DeBolts, Bob and Dorothy, are a California couple, and their 19 kids include six of their own and 13 others whom they have adopted or made their legal wards. The DeBolt's foster children are black, white, Korean and Vietnamese. Some are blind, others have paralyzed or missing limbs. And yet all, as depicted here, are happy, cooperative, and indomitably self-sufficient."--1978 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. This program takes a look at the DeBolt family and gives brief backgrounds of the 13 children the DeBolts have adopted. The story begins with the death of Dorothy's first husband, leaving her with 5 children to raise and her being introduced to the first child she would adopt. She meets and marries Robert, who has a daughter from his first marriage. The couple then adopt 13 more children, all but five of whom are handicapped in some way. The program shows the daily interactions of this large family, how they respond to obstacles and hardships, and how they encourage each other to overcome their handicaps. Mary DeBolt, grandmother, talks about how special the children are and her reaction to the DeBolts adopting so many handicapped children. Includes a discussion of the organization the DeBolts founded called Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids
Sing faster ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spirited and comical behind-the-scenes look at Richard Wagner's beloved Ring Cycle. This award-winning film takes audiences inside one of the most spectacular and ambitious operas in history - through the point of view of the stagehands
Cadillac desert ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the story of the quest for water and the role it played in the transformation of the American West
Yosemite the fate of heaven ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the spectacular, primeval Yosemite of hundred years ago and looks at the contrast of Yosemite today
A job at Ford's ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed
Wonders are many the making of Doctor Atomic ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons
The Ascent of man by Jacob Bronowski ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A massive survey of science from flint tools to the theory of relativity. It was made as a science counterpart to Sir Kenneth Clark's series Civilisation, with Jacob Bronowski presenting his own view of science and mankind
The Golden honeymoon by Ring Lardner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a ornery old man who finds himself competing for his wife's attention when they meet her former fiance on their fiftieth anniversary honeymoon in Florida
Booker by Stan Lathan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays Booker T. Washington's early life in the south during the closing days and aftermath of the Civil War, and shows the obstacles he overcomes to pursue his passion for learning
Sing faster the stagehands' Ring Cycle ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An in-depth, behind the scenes look at the work of stage designers and stage crew as they prepare for a performance of Richard Wagner's operas, the Ring Cycle. Beginning a month before the production it shows the stage preparation, set design, grips, lighting, sound, props and the preparation of scenery and special effects. Concludes by following the crew as manipulate their creations during the performance and perform carefully choreographed scene changes during the opera
Hoover Dam ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The engineering problems were stupendous; the solutions ingenious. And as stated by President Herbert Hoover himself, it was ⁰́₋the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man.⁰́₊ For two years, five thousand workers settled in the Nevada dessert to pour concrete day and night until the Hoover Dam was complete - remarkably under budget and ahead of schedule. As told in Hoover Dam, from the PBS American Experience collection, its electrical output helped build the ships and planes of WWII, and its water irrigated arid California valleys transforming desert into farmland to feed a nation. Most importantly, the film portrays how the tremendous feat of the Hoover Dam renewed the faith in American technology and ingenuity
The day after Trinity J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb ( )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years, 1954-1965 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two-hour condensed version of the original acclaimed six-hour film series presently a history of the civil rights movement in the United States from 1954-1965. This version has been specially edited down by the original producers and embellished with related archival exhibits and teaching aids to facilitate its use in classroom instruction
An American Nile ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cadillac Desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the transformation of the American West. This second episode charts the dramatic transformation of the Colorado River from a wild desert waterway into the most controlled, litigated, regulated and over-allocated river in history. From the heroic construction of the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression to the bitter political and environmental battles over the potential damming of the Grand Canyon, this program illustrates how the Colorado became so impounded and diverted that by 1969 it no longer reached the ocean
The Mercy of nature by J Else ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cadillac Desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the transformation of the American West. This third episode traces the fierce political and environmental battles that raged around the transformation of California's Central Valley from semiarid desert into the most productive and environmentally altered agricultural region in global history. It illustrates the role that presidents, governor, and giant agri-business companies have played in the ebb and flow of water. The program then follows the recent trend in which water is diverted away from agriculture and toward cities and wildlife
 
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Alternative Names
Else, John
Else, Jon
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