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Bacon, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 171 works in 285 publications in 2 languages and 23,900 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Drama 
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 by David Grubin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,556 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 1,401 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 : the story of Siddhartha by David Grubin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,222 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 1,195 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 )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,123 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,049 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,021 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
The Orphan Trains( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 999 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
World in the balance by Sarah Holt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 929 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 906 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 by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and English and held by 728 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
TR by David Grubin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 726 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
Eames : The Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 700 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
RFK( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 591 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
Runaway universe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 581 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
FDR by David Grubin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 528 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
Hunt for the supertwister( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 445 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
The man nobody knew : in search of my father CIA spymaster William Colby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 410 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
Abraham and Mary Lincoln : a house divided( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln; Abraham, the dirt-farmer's son turned Great Emancipator, and Mary, the emotionally fragile daughter of wealthy Southern slave-owners. Together, they ascended to the pinnacle of power at a crucial time in the nation's history. Abraham Lincoln's legacy reshaped the nation while the tragedy of his death left Mary reclusive and forgotten
The Wright stuff( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 385 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
 
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