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Bacon, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 180 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 24,025 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Educational films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Arranger
Classifications: DC137.1, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Bacon
 
Most widely held works by Michael Bacon
The secret life of the brain( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,553 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
Depression : out of the shadows by McPhee. ; (Production personnel); (Director); (Author)( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,271 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."--Original container
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Slavery by another name( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the United States 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
Chicago : city of the century( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,120 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
This emotional life by Daniel Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
The Orphan Trains( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current research (psychological and biological) and treatments, and the American obsession with thin women. Interviews health experts and models, ballet dancers, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease
World in the balance( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 926 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
Surviving the Dust Bowl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The draught of 1931 brought financial and emotional ruin to thousands of families in the Southern Plains. The dust bowl was America's worst ecological disaster
TR by David Grubin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Theodore Roosevelt. Explores the influence of Roosevelt's childhood, his rise to the U.S. Presidency, and the years after he left office
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[...] portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France's young and indifferent King Louis XVI. Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate"--from container
Eames : the Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 707 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program goes beyond romantic icons and famous speeches to offer a portrait of one of the most extraordinary personalities ever elected to the presidency. Perhaps the most important American leader of this century, Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as president longer than anyone before or since, and led America through the two greatest crises of this century, the Great Depression and World War II. Part one is based on Before the trumpet, by Geoffrey C. Ward. It covers Roosevelt's early years and early political successes. Part two is based on Geoffrey C. Ward's A first class temperament. It begins with Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 39 and ends with his election to the presidency. Also details Eleanor's rise in public life. Part three explores FDR's response to the Great Depression. Part four is based on No ordinary time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : the home front in WWII, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It portrays FDR's leadership of the American people in the face of war until his death
RFK by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 586 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
Hunt for the supertwister( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 441 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 ferocious twisters to gather data and create forecasting models that may someday save countless lives
Runaway universe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 441 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
Abraham and Mary Lincoln : a house divided( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 410 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 man nobody knew : in search of my father CIA spymaster William Colby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question, until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the CIA's 'family jewels' - their darkest, deepest secrets. Told by his son Carl Colby, William Colby's story unmasks the lies, truths, sacrifices, and casualties of a covert spy
Tesla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body, dazzled by the spectacle of the inventor seemingly on fire. Even more read about his claims of receiving signals from outer space and his plans for using the earth's natural charge to distribute free electricity. Tesla the strange wizard and mad scientist overtook Tesla the brilliant engineer--the seer of the wireless world we all live in. Lost in the spectacular rise and fall was the real man, a consummate inventor and dedicated engineer. That his ideas ricocheted from tangible inventions to projections of a future with head-spinning possibilities only partly explained his downfall. Yet it was his technology that helped drive the electrical age in the 20th century, and his vision that imagined the wireless world of the 21st century. In Tesla, American Experience chronicles the life of a man whose ideas revolutionized his time, and ours"--Container
 
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