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Zwonitzer, Mark

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Most widely held works by Mark Zwonitzer
We shall remain : America through native eyes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,668 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
Will you miss me when I'm gone? : the Carter Family and their legacy in American music by Mark Zwonitzer( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the bluegrass country music achievements of the Carter family, from their discovery by a New York record maker to their rise to stardom and eventual breakup, noting their influence on the careers of top performers
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism by Mark Zwonitzer( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Hay, famous as Lincoln's private secretary and later as secretary of state under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, and Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famous for being 'Mark Twain,' grew up fifty miles apart, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the same rural antebellum stew of race and class and want. This shared history helped draw them together when they first met as up-and-coming young men in the late 1860s, and their mutual admiration never waned in spite of sharp differences in personality, in worldview, and in public conduct. In The Statesman and the Storyteller, the last decade of their lives plays out against the tumultuous events of the day, as the United States government begins to aggressively pursue a policy of imperialism, overthrowing the duly elected queen of Hawaii; violently wresting Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines away from Spain, and then from the islands' inhabitants; and finally encouraging and supporting a revolution to clear a path for the building of the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal. Rich in detail, The Statesman and the Storyteller provides indelible portraits of public figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. Stunning in its relevance, it explores the tactics of and attitudes behind America's earliest global policies and their influence on U.S. actions for all the years to follow. But ultimately it is the very human rendering of Clemens and Hay that distinguishes Zwonitzer's work, providing profound insights into the lives of two men who helped shape and define their era" --
The Supreme Court( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 : This video explores the issues before the Court during the period after the Civil War through to the late 1930's. It was a time of unprecedented economic growth and the conflict between capital and labor was rife. As corporations became more powerful they found an unlikely ally in the Supreme Court
Triangle fire( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the gruesome culmination of years of unrest in America's most profitable manufacturing industry. Two years earlier, led by a spontaneous walkout in the same factory, twenty thousand garment workers, in the largest women's strike in American history, took to the streets of New York to protest working conditions. They gained the support of both progressives and leading women in New York's society
Walt Disney by Joseph Bullman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality
Transcontinental railroad( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment--the realization of a dream first pursued by a farsighted and determined engineer decades earlier--marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. Peopled by the ingenious entrepreneurs whose unscrupulous financing got the line laid, the brilliant engineers who charted the railroad's course and hurdled the geological obstacles in its way, the armies of workers who labored relentlessly on the enterprise, and the Native Americans whose lives were destroyed in its wake, this film presents a remarkable story of greed, innovation, and gritty determination. It reveals both why the railroad was built and how it would shape the nation, while shedding light on the politics and culture of mid-nineteenth century America
Battle of the Bulge( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1944, Hitler wages one more desperate bloody attack. Hitler struck back with a brutal counterattack and the Battle of the Bulge was the single biggest and bloodiest battle U.S. soldiers have ever fought. Almost 80,000 Americans were killed, injured, or captured in an infernal test of courage and endurance that ultimately ended with a hard-won victory for the Allies. Told through the eyes of the U.S. soldiers and combat officers in the field
JFK : Like No Other( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most-recognized figures in American literary history: poet, patriot, and faithful advocate of democracy. But in his own time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". This "American experience" production tells Whitman's life story, from his working class childhood in Long Island to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn when he struggled to support his impoverished family, then to his reckless pursuit of the attention and affection he craved for his work, to his death in 1892 at the age of 72
Jesse James( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and the legend of the infamous outlaw Jesse James. Looks at his formative years in a Southern household dependent on slave labor and as a member of a vicious band of Missouri guerrillas during the Civil War. Describes his life as a violent criminal, as he and his gang moved on to robbing banks, stagecoaches, and railroads in the post-war era. Relates how James was eventually killed when one of his own gang members shot him in the back for the bounty on his head
The Gilded Age by BBC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history. In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, the U.S. population doubled in the span of a single generation, national wealth expanded, and two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death"--Container
The battle of Chosin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Thanksgiving Day, 1950, US Army troops pushed north through the Korean peninsula to drive North Korea's Communist army out of democratically held South Korea. Within days, they were surrounded by more than 85,000 Chinese soldiers in the mountains by the Chosin Reservoir. View the intense battle in intimate detail in this vivid narrative of combat and survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War
We shall remain. America through native eyes( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute. At times they were arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they used what influence they had in a diplomatic, political, legal, as well as spiritual way. Tells the history of the United States from the Native American perspective
Mount Rushmore( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using home movies owned by the sculptor's family, long-forgotten archival footage and still photographs, and beautiful original photography, Mount Rushmore tells a story that is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself
Lee & Grant : generals of the Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step behind the battle lines with generals on both sides of the Civil War as "American Experience" explores the military prowess and political ambition of Union victor Ulysses S. Grant and his Confederate foe, Robert E. Lee
The Massie affair( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 20th century, the U.S. Navy dominated Hawaii. Most Americans thought of the islands as a Pacific paradise, but in 1931, a dark incident shattered the tranquil veneer of the islands and exposed growing racial tensions. The wife of a Navy liutenant accused 5 local men of rape. One man was killed. In the trial that followed, celebrity attorney Clarence Darrow offered an impassioned defense on behalf of the husband, calling the murder an "honor killing."
The Supreme Court( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One nation under law: "Examines the creation of the Court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court - John Marshall - and to his successor, Roger Taney"--Set container
The Battle of the Bulge : World War II's deadliest battle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last German counteroffensive of World War II was the single biggest and bloodiest battle in U.S. military history. In sub-zero temperatures and blinding snow, American soldiers were overrun by an enemy with unsuspected reserves of well armed men and heavy weaponry. When it was over, 80,000 Americans were killed or wounded; German casualties were said to be twice that. Packed with footage from newsreels and German and American archives, this documentary is a compelling chronicle of war that captures both the action on the front lines and the strategy behind the scenes
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Will you miss me when I'm gone? : the Carter Family and their legacy in American music
Battle of the Bulge
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