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Florentine Films

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The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

77 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,865 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
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 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark as they made their way in the early nineteenth century from St. Louis across the newly expanded nation to the Pacific Ocean, and tells the stories of the men and women who participated
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,942 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 Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come"--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,491 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 2,460 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 2,452 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 )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,434 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, 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 2,234 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. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the early history of alcohol in America and the 19th century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 4. Looks at the continuing settlement of the West while the Civil War ravages the East. Episode 5. Examines the development of the railroad, its part in bringing landless Europeans into the West and linking the coasts, and its role in the near extinction of the buffalo
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 1,815 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 Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,766 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."--Original 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 )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire portant sur Théodore, Franklin et Eleanor Roosevelt, trois membres d'une des familles les plus importantes et influentes de la politique américaine
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,574 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
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 1,523 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 1,448 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 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive documentary of America's pastime, baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice over, 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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