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Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 5,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season two returns as the Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions of love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 3,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts. Robert, Mary, and Branson must navigate these shifting sands together to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he can't help but question his place in the world. Mary is finally coming to accept that she would like to marry again, but will she ever be able to find the same happiness that she had with Matthew? And with no news of her beloved Gregson, Edith suffers under the burden of her terrible secret. Downstairs, all of the servants must consider what effect social changes may have on their working lives. No one, Mr. Carson to Daisy, will be left unaffected. The Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably intertwined as they rise to meet the new challenges of the day
The national parks : America's best idea( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,357 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
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
Sherlock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and Watson navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politicss. Follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962
Sherlock by Benedict Cumberbatch( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question on everyone's lips is finally answered as the hugely popular Sherlock returns in three brand new action-packed adventures. With the demise of Moriarty, Sherlock finds himself locked in another mind battle with the powerful Charles Augustus Magnussen, who is holding the secrets of the world at his fingertips. Once again the game is on for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson!
Our town by Thornton Wilder( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a little play with all the big subjects in it, wrote Thornton Wilder in a 1937 letter to Gertrude Stein about what has become his most renowned and frequently performed work. Set at the turn of the 20th century, Our Town reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, U.S.A. The play's themes of love and marriage, the transitory nature of existence, and the perspective gained when all is inevitably lost to death have helped give the drama universal appeal. Stage Manager, Paul Newman received both Tony and Emmy award nominations for his performance in this Westport Country Playhouse production
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... is the first comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the 20th century struggle for justice in America."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Episode six uses archival footage and interviews to look at civil rights demonstrations in Alabama and the 1965 freedom marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, two of which ended unsuccessfully at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Organizers of the marches hoped to gain national recognition of Alabama's racist voter registration policies. Also discussed were the ideological differences which developed between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led by Martin Luther King, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Includes excerpts of speeches by Malcolm X, Dr. King, President Johnson, L.C. Crocker, Jimmy Webb, and Wilson Baker
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure
The life of birds by David Attenborough( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, in order to reveal their patterns of behavior
The Central Park five( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,296 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 and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures. Campbell challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her own life"--Container
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Last days in Vietnam( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container
The Orphan Trains( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America
Call the midwife by Heidi Thomas( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Call the Midwife follows Nurse Jenny Lee and the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House as they work to provide the best possible care to the expectant mothers of Poplar. Series 3 is set in 1959, and shows Jenny facing some tough personal and professional challenges. There are changes too for Chummy, as she settles into motherhood and for Sister Bernadette - now known as Shelagh as she prepares to marry Dr Turner. At Christmas, when an unexploded World War II bomb is discovered under a warehouse close to Nonnatus House, the nuns and dozens of local families find themselves homeless. Later, Dr Turner faces a race against time to immunise local children against polio, and when a Royal visitor comes to the East End, Chummy persuades them to open the new Community Centre. A fascinating portrayal of birth, life, death and a community on the brink of huge social change, Call the Midwife continues to offer a gripping insight into a world that is so drastically different from how we live now"--Container
Call the midwife by Vanessa Redgrave( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season Two continues to follow Jenny and the other midwives as they deal with all the problems the neighborhood of Poplar has to throw at them. A fascinating portrayal of birth, life, death and a community on the brink of huge social change, Call the Midwife offers a gripping insight into a way of life that is so drastically different from how we live now
Journey of man by Cirque du Soleil( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists
 
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