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Perkins, Jack 1933-

Overview
Works: 412 works in 947 publications in 3 languages and 36,343 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary television programs  History  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Historical television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Narrator, Host, Speaker, Author, Interviewer, Commentator, Reporter
Classifications: E185.97.K5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Perkins
Henry Ford by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 805 WorldCat member 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
Amelia Earhart : Queen of the Air( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic solo, who vanished without a trace while she was attempting to fly around the world
Russia land of the tsars( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member 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
Empire State Building by Andy Thomas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical documentary about the Empire State Building, also known as the "Cathedral of Dreams" during its construction during the Depression
Wolfgang Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member 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
Ernest Hemingway : wrestling with life( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of American author Ernest Hemingway, visiting places important to his life and work, and sharing memories of friends and relatives, as well as excerpts from Hemingway's own letters and writings
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member 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
Paul Revere, the midnight rider( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the real life of Paul Revere and the many contributions he made to his country
Panama Canal by George Kish( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member 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
The American Revolution : one nation's rise to independence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the American Revolution using reenactments, commentaries by historical and military experts, and archival materials featuring the people, places and events from 1773 to the end of the war
Christopher Columbus : explorer of the New World( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video examines why one of the greatest explorer, who today is known for discovering America America died penniless and disgraced, was nearly forgotten
The Eiffel Tower by Robert Delaunay( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member 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
Andrew Carnegie : Prince of Steel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member 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
Sigmund Freud : analysis of a mind by Sigmund Freud( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member 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
Cleopatra : destiny's queen by Monte Markham( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member 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
Jesus : his life by A. & E. Television Network( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member 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
Beethoven : the sound and the fury by A. & E. Television Network( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His nine symphonies and countless smaller works made him a legend for all time. But his was a classic creative soul, tortured in spite of his success. This is a look at one of the greatest musicians of all time. Ludwig Van Beethoven is undeniably one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived. He was also filled with contradictions, whose towering talent allowed him license few others enjoyed. Find out how he kept composing despite being totally deaf by the age of 40. Explore the failures in love and conflicts with his patrons and fans that colored much of his life
The Hatfields & McCoys : an American feud( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of their epic feud is a staple of American folklore - but what really happened between the Hatfields and McCoys?
Martin Luther King, Jr. : the man and the dream by Coleen Degnan-Veness( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member 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
The Statue of Liberty : enlightening the world by Andy Warhol( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the glory of this gift from France in a breathtaking look at the creation and restoration of "Liberty enlightening the world."
 
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Russia land of the tsars
Alternative Names
Jack Perkins American journalist

Jack Perkins Amerikaans oorlogsverslaggever

Jack Perkins journaliste américain

Jack Perkins periodista estadounidense

Джек Перкинс

Languages
English (148)

Spanish (2)

Polish (1)

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Russia land of the tsarsThe American Revolution : one nation's rise to independenceSigmund Freud : analysis of a mindCleopatra : destiny's queenThe Statue of Liberty : enlightening the world