Perkins, Jack 1933-
Most widely held works by Jack Perkins
Wolfgang Mozart ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Mozart scholars paint a portrait of the outcast master whose work would revolutionize nearly every area of music. Includes performances of Mozart's works by conductor Zubin Mehta, violinist Isaac Stern and flutist James Galway.
Russia land of the tsars ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
From the first settlement of Russe Vikings to the brutal murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. This epic program encompasses nearly a thousand years of despair and rebellion, innovation and conflict. Explores the tumultuous lives of figures like Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Events include the December Revolution and Napoleon's ill-fated invasion and how they changed history.
Panama Canal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders.
Martin Luther King, Jr. the man and the dream ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed race relations in America forever. His tireless efforts to end racial injustice through nonviolent means made him the soul of the Civil Rights movement. This program revisits the life and legacy of the legendary leader through interviews and extensive analysis of his speeches and sermons.
Amelia Earhart queen of the air ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of aviator, Amelia Earhart.
Ernest Hemingway wrestling with life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Ernest Hemingway from his childhood, through his years as a war correspondent, to his life as a writer in Cuba using archival footage and photographs and interviews with his family, friends and associates.
Mark Twain his amazing adventures ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Recounts Twain's life story--from his carefree boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri to the devastating tragedies of his later life--with rare photographs, expert interviews and excerpts from the stories that made him a legend.
Cleopatra destiny's queen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Her name is synonymous with beauty, power and seduction. She was ruler of Egypt, Caesar's mistress and Mark Antony's lover. Presents the life of the most alluring woman of the ancient world.
Beethoven the sound and the fury ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
A profile of Ludwig van Beethoven that examines his great works and historical events that shaped his art.
Christopher Columbus explorer of the New World ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of Christopher Columbus, one of the greatest explorers in history, from his childhood in Genoa, to his voyages to the New World in search of Asia, to his death, penniless and disgraced.
Henry Ford ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
He made the automobile accessible to the common man. This is the fascinating story of the driven man who changed the way we all live. Henry Ford was one of the great innovators of his time. When the car he invented became so popular he couldn't build them fast enough, he came up with the modern assembly plant to meet demand. Profiles the life of the industrial giant who earned notoriety for his intolerance as well as his inventiveness. Traces his monumental career, from his first handbuilt car to saving his company with the introduction of the V-8 at an age when most men are long retired.
Jesus his life ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
He was a simple carpenter, yet His words transformed the course of Western Civilization. This is the inspiring account of the greatest story ever told, the life of Jesus of Galilee. From His birth in Bethlehem to His final days and crucifixion. Explore the mysteries and myths of His miraculous life and legacy. Walk the Holy Lands and hear His words. Discover new archaeological findings that are yielding fresh insights into the life and times of one of the most celebrated and revered figures in history.
Leonardo da Vinci Renaissance master ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist and inventor.
Sam Walton bargain billionaire ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
Part P.T. Barnum, part Billy Graham, his vision transformed shopping in America and made him one of the world's richest men. Sam Walton started life out as a poor depression era baby in Oklahoma's dust bowl. He became the richest man in the nation, single-handedly building his chain of Wal-Mart stores into the world's largest retailer. See how Sam built his empire from a single store to a global chain in less than thirty years, sneaking up on established names like Sears and K-Mart and passing them by before they could adjust to his challenge.
The Eiffel Tower ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
This historical tour of the world's most fabled and famous tower begins with the engineer behind it, Gustave Eiffel. When it was first built, just over a century ago, it provoked outrage and ire. The challenges and breakthroughs of its construction are examined.
Paul Revere, the midnight rider ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Discusses the real life of Paul Revere and the many contributions he made to his country.
The Statue of Liberty enlightening the world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Discover the glory of this gift from France in a breathtaking look at the creation and restoration of "Liberty enlightening the world."
Gothic cathedrals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The Gothic cathedral stands as a rich and complex design. The engineering behind these great testaments to faith has not changed dramatically in 900 years.
Sigmund Freud analysis of a mind ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
His revolutionary ideas transformed our conception of the mind. Yet the father of psychoanalysis was plagued by neurotic fears and troubling obsessions. Freud is arguably the most influential thinker of modern times. His theories continue to inspire discovery and debate. Revisit the life of the man who was once derided as the 'Doctor of Love'. From the childhood that inspired many of his radical ideas to his eventual worldwide fame, this program explores the details of Freud's life, including his obsessive behavior and dangerous bouts with addiction.
Andrew Carnegie prince of steel ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Andrew Carnegie, who went from being a poor Scottish immigrant to a fabled man of wealth. Carnegie built a fortune by amassing stock in the growth industries of trains and steel, then started sharing it. Today libraries, concert halls, and universities across the United States have benefitted from his philanthropy.
America American Revolution (1775-1783) Austria Authors, American Biographical films Biographical television programs Biographical television programs Biography Businessmen Caesar, Julius Civil rights workers Composers Discovery and exploration, Spanish Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Earhart, Amelia,--1897-1937 Egypt Explorers Ford, Henry,--1863-1947 France Generals Gifted persons Hemingway, Ernest,--1899-1961 Historical television programs History Industrialists Inventors Italy Ivan--IV,--Czar of Russia,--1530-1584 Jesus Christ King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968 Kings and rulers Merchants Millionaires Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,--1756-1791 Music--Instruction and study Panama Peter--I,--Emperor of Russia,--1672-1725 Philanthropists Political science Presidents Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich,--ca. 1870-1916 Russia Spain Statesmen United States United States.--Army World War (1939-1945)