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Davis, Peter 1937-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 6,030 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Case studies  Drama  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction films  History  War films  Documentary television programs  Television mini-series  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Director, Production personnel, Producer, Performer
Classifications: F1528, 972.8505
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Davis
 
Most widely held works by Peter Davis
Hearts and minds by Peter Davis( Visual )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the American involvement in Vietnam, and is a chronicle of the war from a psychological perspective. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland, former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, Senator William Fulbright, Walt Rostow, and Daniel Ellsberg, as well as American Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese leaders. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon are shown in rare footage
Hometown by Peter Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the forces that unite and divide the small Ohio community of Hamilton by looking at local politics, sports, marriage, crime, and social life
If you came this way : a journey through the lives of the underclass by Peter Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis travels the country looking at the lives of people below the poverty line
Middletown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. Includes a bonus 16-page booklet with new essays be Peter Davis and research consultant, Professor Joseph Trimmer
South Africa : the white laager( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their quest for land in Southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons, a laager.Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves a people besieged by black hordes even though these black hordes were the work force upon which their prosperity depended. With this siege mentality, the Afrikaners of South Africa created the notorious system known as apartheid, strict separation of the races, and maintenance of their white supremacy. Directed by: Peter Davis
Nelson Mandela : prisoner to president( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa, through his political training with the African National Congress into the years of repression. Deeply involved with all the great anti-apartheid activities, the Defiance Campaign, the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial, boycotts and strikes, Mandela was finally betrayed and sentenced to life imprisonment. But even in prison on Robben Island, seemingly completely isolated, he was able to win recognition in the outside world as a figure of supreme moral authority, until international mobilization against the apartheid regime forced his release in 1990. Produced and directed by Peter Davis
Seventeen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They are also learning a great deal about life, both in and out of school, and not what school officials think they are teaching
Sangoma by Peter Davis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Africa, traditional healers have always been regarded with suspicion by practitioners of Western medicine. New efforts to integrate traditional healers into primary health care, nutritional education, and AIDS work holds some promise for a public health system under siege
Generations of resistance( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival photographs, newsreel footage, and interviews to chronicle the quest by Black South Africans for economic viability and individual freedom
In darkest Hollywood by Daniel Riesenfeld( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turns the lens on filmmakers and the South African society they so often misrepresented. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes newsreel footage of violence in South Africa and interviews with producers, directors, screenwriters, authors and actors who expound upon films they have been instrumental in producing which explored the conditions of black South Africans
The selling of the Pentagon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes a critical look at some of the promotional public relations activities of the U.S. Defense Department. It shows businessmen observing war games, officers on lecture tours, films available for rental, and sidewalk displays. The program examines the cost and scope of these activities and questions whether their expense is warranted in peacetime. When broadcast on prime time television, the film caused tremendous controversy
Seventeen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally part of a documentary series updating the seminal sociological study "Middletown", by Robert and Helen Lynd, this riveting documentary records the senior year of Lynn, a white high school senior [in Muncie, Indiana] who becomes the object of neighborhood racism when she dates a black student. Never aired on PBS because of its explosive, graphic content, the film candidly uncovers the turmoil brewing beneath a seemingly placid working-class community : reckless parties, drugs, interracial relationships and tensions, apathy in the classroom and teenage pregnancy. Although it deals with life in a midwestern town the elements depicted in the film could be said to be typical of many communities across America
Hunger in America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A researched study of hunger and malnutrition in the United States, showing views of Negro sharecroppers in Alabama, Navajo Indians in Arizona, straving tenant farmers near Washington, D.C. and improverished Mexican-Americans in San Antonio. Includes a discussion of surplus foods, stamps, and farm subsidy program of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Middletown( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a six part series about the continuity and change embodied in the people and institutions of one midwestern American community: Muncie, Indiana. A couple plan a second marriage for each other and air their attitudes toward marriage, money, children and social problems
Family business( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the daily routine of the Snider family, as their lives revolve around the family-operated business. Focuses on the father's attempt to stay in business, with reactions and opinions from the family
Big game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updates a study of Muncie, Ind., done in the 1920s and 1930s. Explores both the continuity and change embodied in the people and institutions of one midwestern community. Using a cinema verité technique, captures the annual basketball game between the Muncie Central High School Bearcats and the Anderson High School Indians
The campaign( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a six part series about the continuity and change embodied in the people and institutions of one midwestern American community: Muncie, Indiana. This part focuses on Muncie's mayoral race, showing the personalities, strategies, and pressures involved in an American political contest. The portrayal highlights the contrasting styles and backgrounds of the Democratic and Republican candidates. Follows two candidates, Jim Carey and Alan Wilson, in a Muncie, Indiana mayoral race
Middletown( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how faith works in the lives of a small fundamentalist group who desire to maintain a daily intimacy with God
This bloody, blundering business ; or, the price of empire( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish-American War until 1946, concentrating on the Insurrection of 1898-1901 and the period immediately following. Reveals the nature of American attitudes toward Third World peoples and cultures and offers insights into the parallels of that period with contemporary American foreign policy
Girl of my dreams : a novel by Peter Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROMANCE: HISTORICAL. A sweeping novel of Hollywood in the 1930s, "Girl of My Dreams "captures the essence of the Golden Age, when Hollywood became the global fantasy capital it remains today. Screenwriter: The protagonist, Owen Jant, is a young screenwriter who comes of age in the 1930s at the intersection of Hollywood, the Depression, and the heyday of the Communist Party. At every turn, he is finding, and losing, his way. Hollywood star: The glamorous Palmyra Millevoix--complex, gifted, mysterious--is a star more agitated than pleased by her fame. She could have been Grushenka, siren of the Karamazov saga, if she had not been a Hollywood star. Studio mogul: Founder of Jubilee Pictures, Mossy Zangwill is not the last tycoon but the last of the old-style chieftains and first of the corporate moderns, clawing his way from a fatherless home in the Bronx to become by his midthirties a rival to the Warners and Mayers, reigning kings of Hollywood
 
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Hearts and minds
Alternative Names
Davis Peter Frank 1937-....

Davis, Peter T.

Languages
English (135)

French (3)

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If you came this way : a journey through the lives of the underclass