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Florentine Films

Works: 414 works in 1,931 publications in 4 languages and 77,674 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Originator
Classifications: E468, 818.409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Florentine Films
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

53 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
The national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Menacing black blizzards killed farmers' crops and livestock, threatened the lives of their children, and forced thousands of desperate families to move somewhere else. Includes interviews, photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage to tell incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Disc 1 includes classroom resources correlated to junior and senior high school curricula; lesson plans correlated to the national standards in U.S. history, economics, geography and environmental studies, and journalism; and video clips that emphasize lesson themes
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man
Statue of Liberty by Andy Warhol( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape; from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to the founding of the United Nations
Empire of the air the men who made radio( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
The Shakers hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the Central Park 5-a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted of brutally raping a white woman in New York
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-part program on the history of baseball
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