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Bacon, Michael 1948-

Works: 156 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 19,991 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Tours  Television adaptations  Popular works  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer
Classifications: QP376, 977.311
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Bacon
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 1,537 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( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,180 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
Chicago city of the century( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,152 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
Slavery by another name( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,012 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 story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force. Under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these "debts," prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. This continued for decades after the official abolition of American slavery
This emotional life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,004 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
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 974 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
World in the balance by Sarah [director] Holt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 949 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 870 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
The orphan trains( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty years ago, Elliot Bobo was taken from his alcoholic father's home, given a small cardboard suitcase, and put on board an "orphan train" bound for Arkansas. Bobo never saw his father again. He was one of tens of thousands of neglected and orphaned children who roamed the streets of New York in search of money, food, and shelter. Beginning in 1853 a young minister named Charles Loring Brace founded the Children's Aid Society-an organization that sent orphans west to begin new lives with farm families. His program would turn out to be a forerunner of modern foster care. But as The Orphan Trains, from the PBS American Experience collection, so poignantly reveals, even those for whom the journey ultimately was a triumph found the transition from one life to another almost always painful, confusing, or more difficult than one might imagine
Marie Antoinette( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and English and held by 705 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 tumultuous moments in human history
Eames the architect and the painter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The husband/wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Best remembered for their plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded soldiers to photography interiors, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life--from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age-- has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, EamesL The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work."--Container
The music instinct science & song( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music instinct 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
RFK( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 609 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
FDR by David Grubin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a remarkably popular figure. This program examines the elusive public and private personalities of FDR, exploring the forces that shaped him and how his image penetrated so many corners of American life"--Container
TR by David Grubin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 503 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
Runaway universe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 482 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 466 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
Abraham and Mary Lincoln a house divided( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 408 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 8th, 1908, at a race track outside Paris, Wilbur Wright executed what was, for him, a routine flight: a smooth take-off banking into a couple of tight circles, finally ending in a perfect landing. The easy flight was over in less than two minutes, but it established Wilbur and Orville Wright as the true leaders of manned flight. In 1903, the Wrights had solved one of the most baffling mysteries of science, but characteristically kept their invention secret, awaiting patents on various components. As others developed flying machines, newspapers vilified the shy and self-effacing Wright brothers as "bluffers." After the Paris flight, the Wrights were vindicated, but were completely unprepared for the ensuing fame. Following Wilbur's spectacular Paris flight, a group of awestruck enthusiasts insisted on taking him out for the best meal the city had to offer, but Wilbur declined. By nine that evening he was in bed, on a cot beside his plane. This is a quintessential American story about two ordinary men, working alone, who reshaped the twentieth century. Garrison Keillor narrates
The great famine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 324 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
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