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Bacon, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 148 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 17,642 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Tours  Television adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Military history  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Drama 
Roles: Composer, Performer
Classifications: QP376, 977.311
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Bacon
The secret life of the brain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series explores the new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a view of the brain which contradicts much of what we previously believed
Chicago city of the century ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train
Depression out of the shadows by McPhee. ; (Production personnel); (Director); (Author) ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." --Container
World in the balance ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The people paradox: In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up: Examines China's booming economy and the impact it is having on the environment
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
Slavery by another name ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force
Surviving the Dust Bowl ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The drought of 1931 brought financial and emotional ruin to thousands of families in the Southern Plains. Dust Bowl was America's worst ecological disaster
Marie Antoinette ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a callous monarch, swept to her death in the torrent of the French Revolution. It is also the tale of a fragile young woman struggling to find herself during one of the most turbulent moments in human history
The music instinct science & song ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[The film] provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries"--Container
RFK ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This probing and perceptive biography reassesses the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert Francis Kennedy. A man who would almost certainly have been president if his violent assassination hadn't intervened. Features extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists. Profiles the pivotal roles RFK played in the many major events of the 1960's - the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and the war in Vietnam
Eames the architect and the painter ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames is widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products ... But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life ... has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, this is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work"--Container
FDR by David Grubin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn the story of one of America's most beloved Presidents. Includes rare archival footage and home movies as well as fascinating interviews with family members, friends, biographers, and eyewitnesses to the Roosevelt saga
Runaway universe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[P]resents the dramatic quest to unlock the secrets of the universe as two rival astronomy teams search for exploding stars, map gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: what is the fate of the universe? With the use of stunning three-dimensional cosmic simulations captured with revolutionary high-definition technology, NOVA presents the first attempt to explore the riddle of 'dark energy' -- the mysterious repulsive force that some scientists believe counteracts gravity."--Container
Hunt for the supertwister ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little on earth can withstand the violent fury of an F5 tornado. A churning vortex with wind speeds over 300 mph, these tornadoes create immense swaths of death and destruction in a matter of seconds. Today, experts are exploring the supertwister's complex inner workings in bold new ways in the hopes of one day being able to accurately predict the occurrences of tornadoes. Top scientists and meteorologists work within miles of these furocious twisters to gather data and create forcasting models that may someday save countless lives
TR by David Grubin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary about Theodore Roosevelt. Explores the influence of Rossevelt's childhood, his rise to the U.S. Presidency, and the years after he left office
Abraham and Mary Lincoln a house divided ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A six part program which examines the Lincolns' family life and marriage, Abraham Lincoln's presidency, and the Civil War era
The Wright stuff ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The all-American story of two Midwestern boys who truly believed they could fly, Orville and Wilbur Wright. Discover little-known facts about these visionary brothers and their flying machines that changed the world
The great famine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new Secretary of Commerce, 'The Great Humanitarian' Herbert Hoover, an operation hailed for its efficiency, grit, and generosity
The trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top-secret initiative - the Manhattan Project. This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists
MacArthur ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No soldier in modern history has been more admired or more reviled than Douglas MacArthur. A thorough portrait of a complex, imposing and fascinating general
 
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French (1)
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