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Pollak, Amanda

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Most widely held works by Amanda Pollak
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Panama Canal by George Kish( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Constitution USA : with Peter Sagal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Episode 2]. It's a free country: Ask Americans what the Constitution's most important feature is, and most will say it's the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Peter explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy
Custer's last stand( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history
American experience( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
New Orleans( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Las Vegas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
The big burn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. As America tries to manage its fire-prone landscapes in the 21st century, The Big Burn provides a cautionary tale of heroism and sacrifice, arrogance and greed, hubris and, ultimately, humility, in the face of nature's frightening power
Space men( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a helium balloon twenty miles above Earth, hurtling down at over 400 miles per hour. The little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, a decade before President Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon
The secret life of the brain( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode looks at the adult brain. Explores the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that handle them goes awry. Because of a stroke, Marvin Bateman has lost his ability to connect with other people and has difficulty making decisions. Another man, Johny Cortez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has panic attacks. Writer and psychologist Lauren Slater has been plagued with life-long depression, but believes that abuse suffered as a child made the condition worse
American experience The Poisoner's Handbook( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including American Experience The Poisonor's Handbook. In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. The pace of industrial innovation increased, but the scientific knowledge to detect and prevent crimes committed with these materials lagged behind until 1918. New York City's first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy for more than 225 years
 
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