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Burns, Ric

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Most widely held works by Ric Burns
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,685 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 Donner Party( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the tale of the pioneer group that set out for California in the spring of 1846 and ended in disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains the following winter
New York : an illustrated history by Ric Burns( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion volume to the PBS television series
Death and the Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War
Coney Island( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and German and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In scale, in variety, in sheer inventiveness, Coney Island was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and eventually, everyone came to see it. At the turn of the century, Coney Island exploded in a forest of glittering electric towers and a riot of rides, restaurants, recreated disasters, freak shows, and historical displays when three vast amusement parks -- Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland -- were built. Indicative of its overwhelming popularity, on a single day in September 1906, 200,000 postcards were mailed from Coney Island. A showcase for the wonders of the machine age, Coney Island was an extraordinary amusement empire that astonished, delighted, and shocked the nation -- and took Americans from the Victorian age into the modern world
The way west( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Eugene O'Neill : a documentary film( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene O'Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity
Into the deep : America, whaling & the world( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War
Debt of honor : disabled veterans in American history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, An unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans
Afternoon of a faun : Tanaquil Le Clercq( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her
Men at lunch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City, 1932, a photograph, "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," is taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In it, eleven workmen are taking their lunch break while casually perched along a steel girder. For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men and the photographer that immortalized them remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. Then, at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets
American Ballet Theatre : a history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more
The Civil War by Geoffrey C Ward( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events of the Civil War from the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter to the siege of Vicksburg, the battles of Shiloh and Gettysburg, to Sherman's march to the sea to the fall of Richmond
Andy Warhol( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art is explored from the 1940's until his death in 1987
New York, a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this final chapter of the series provides a powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following September 11, 2001. To understand the impact of 9/11, episode eight reaches back to when the idea of a "world trade center" was first conceived and the towers were constructed. You'll then explore the physical, economic, and symbolic aftermath of the attack--and what Americans can learn from the recovery effort
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The Civil War : an illustrated history
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Burns Eric D. 1955-....

Burns, Richard.

Burns, Richard 1955-

Ric Burns American filmmaker

English (132)

German (2)

New York : an illustrated historyThe Civil War