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The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,641 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
Downton Abbey by Maggie Smith( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,104 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
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Downton Abbey, home to the Crawley family and their servants for many generations
Downton Abbey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. Includes A journey to the Highlands, the season 3 finale
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,959 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 1,762 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 John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,678 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 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of 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, fourteen 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 those 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 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
Sherlock by Benedict Cumberbatch( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,579 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!
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American servicemen and others begin the difficult mission of evacuating as many friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese
Our town by Thornton Wilder( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century
Journey of man( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,443 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
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,314 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 Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Park five, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice
Call the midwife( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,300 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 )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,238 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
Egypt's golden empire( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Ramesses the Great marked the high point of the New Kingdom and of Egyptian culture. But, as this program illustrates, the golden age of Egypt would not last forever. The film details Ramesses' victory over the Hittites at Kadesh and the propaganda he spun from it; his massive building projects, including his new capital, Per-Ramesses, and the temple at Abu Simbel; and the well-founded fear among his subjects that Egypt would die with him
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cromwell is a brutal blacksmith's son who rises from the ashes of personal disaster and deftly picks his way through a court where 'man is wolf to man.' King Henry VIII is obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. Told from Cromwell's perspective, "Wolf Hall" follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII's tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn, and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation
 
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