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Florentine Films

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Most widely held works by Florentine Films
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

75 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American West
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,947 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 war by Phillip G Atwell( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the American 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, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Dust Bowl of the 1930s through interviews with survivors, dramatic photographs, and rarely seen movie footage
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
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 1,814 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 Ken Burns( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and a refuge for generations of immigrants. In this lyrical, compelling and provocative portrait of the statue, Ken Burns explores both the history of America's premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself. Featuring rare archival photographs, paintings and drawings, readings from actual diaries, letters and newspapers of the day, the fascinating story of this universally admired monument is told."--Container
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the creation of radio 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 Roosevelts : an Intimate History( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5". In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman, Trisha Meili, in New York City's Central Park. They spent 6-13 years in prison before a serial rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.Set against a backdrop of a city beset by violence and racial tension, tells the story of the horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, and media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns( Visual )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,520 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
Brooklyn Bridge by Joan Jonas( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This award-winning program by filmmaker Ken Burns recaptures all the drama, the struggles and the personal tragedies behind this greatest of all achievements of America's industrial age. As this fascinating program reveals, it was the largest bridge of its era, marked by enormous construction problems and ingenious solutions."--Publisher's website
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive documentary of America's pastime, Baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative, and enthralling look at this truly American passion
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The Civil War
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThe WestThe Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God