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History (Television network)

Works: 1,174 works in 1,383 publications in 1 language and 53,059 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Popular works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Personal narratives 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: HB3717 1929, 523.1
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Most widely held works by History (Television network)
The men who built America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, Ford, the Men Who Built America. Meet the titans who forged the foundation of modern America and created the American Dream. The mini-series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen
102 minutes that changed America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronological record of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, assembled from video & audio footage recorded by more than 100 eyewitnesses
The Great Depression by Mario Matthew Cuomo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delves into the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and how it affected people, how the American public worked together to get through the massive hardships, and how the economy recovered with World War II. Examine the changes that swept the shaken nation during the first year - fiom the landslide victory of FDR in 1932 to Dust Bowl farmers. Americans sought release from the hard times wherever they could find it - from marathon dancing to going to the movies. As the Depression lingered and the New Deal failed to live up to people's expectations, some Americans fought back against the system. After years of crisis, WWII approached and did what all the protests and recovery programs failed to do - end the Depression. Includes photos, reae interviews, and footage of the culture, media, and politics of the times
The universe ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We once considered ourselves to be at the center of the universe--now we know that we are just a small spec in a giant cosmos. This season venture outside of our solar system in an exploration of the universe and its mysteries. With realistic computer re-creations, you'll travel to the edge of the unknown, visit strange and unfamiliar worlds, prepare for the worst, and uncover the secrets of our own galaxy. Learn what "dark matter" is and how it takes up 95% of the universe. Take a front row seat for the ultimate light show and while most people have heard of black holes, find out more about "white holes" which actually create matter
Rise and fall of the Berlin Wall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer-generated imagery, re-enactments, archival footage, and expert commentary provide political and historical context while helping to illustrate how construction of the Berlin Wall progressed over time--and how it was suddenly demolished by civilians in 1989
Vietnam in HD ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the men who came home from the Vietnam War and tried to forget. The men who represent a second silent generation. Covered is the time period from the initial massive troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Contains never-before-seen color footage transferred to high definition as well as a soundtrack filled with hits from the era
Nostradamus 2012 by Sarah Hollister ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a year that many have prophesied will bring a catastrophic end to life as we know it. Whatever is in store, many believe that 2012 will mark a major shift in the history of our planet. A detailed, historical investigation of this chilling prophecy that casts the doomsday warning in a frighteningly modern context. December 21, 2012 is bearing down on us with alarming speed. Whether or not we are able to collectively heed the warnings and affect a course to avert disaster may be the defining moment of the modern age
Stealing Lincoln's body ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the President's body from its tomb outside Springfield, Illinois, and hold it for a ransom of $200,000. The story shows how important this beloved President remained to a public so unprepared for his violent death in 1865
Moonshot ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relive the breathtaking story of Apollo 11 and the first manned landing on the moon. Go aboard the rocket and on its eight-day round trip to outer space for a close-up look at one of the most stunning and courageous personal and technological achievements of man. Interlaced with original NASA footage. Covers the crew's earliest days at NASA to the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step on the moon. From home life and families, to the argument over who would be the first to walk on the lunar surface
Einstein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Albert Einstein and his fifteen-year battle to prove his Theory of General Relativity amid the violence of war and his tumultuous personal life
The universe ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack ... Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development ... and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own ... From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X, from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions, experience space in a whole new way -- not through a telescope or textbook, but firsthand."--Container
How the Earth was made ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How did the Earth transform from a hot ball of molten rock and metal into the planet that we call home? How did our continents and oceans grow? Where did our great mountain ranges come from? The geological processes that have shaped our world have also influenced the way humans have populated the planet. From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, this series reveals the physical processes that have shaped some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets, and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualize how the earth has evolved and formed over millions of years
Secrets of body language ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines political icons from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to 2008 presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain. Shows how politicians and celebrities use subtle body language to persuade masses; establish power; and advance careers
Art of war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun Tzu's legendary victory manual, Art of War, was written 2,400 years ago, yet is still considered by many as the ultimate how-to guide for winning at war. "Weaves together the epic story of Sun Tzu himself, and relives a war in which his tactics posthumously saved a city from defeat, a victory at war that paved the way toward the unification of China. ... An emotional, epic and ultimately visual understanding of Sun Tzu's lessons, telling the story of other great battles in history, from Rome to the Civil War, WWII, and present day, that help illustrate that on the battlefields of war, people who understand strategy are the most dangerous weapons of all."
History of the world in two hours ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did you know that 1% of the white noise you see on your television is actually background radiation from The Big Bang? This CGI-driven special will tell the 14 billion year history of our world in two hours. It's an epic story that will give surprising connections to our daily lives. From the formation of the earth and the emergence of life, to the advance of man and the growth of civilization, it's a rapid-fire view of our unforgettable story
The Third Reich ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating program that uncovers familiar anecdotes and fascinating details about the people who comprised the Nazi Party, and raids the treasure trove of archives the Nazis left behind. Includes rarely-seen German newsreel recordings along with other unique footage carried home by Russian troops
The Templar code ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world. Today, the group's legacy is played out in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and numerous works of popular literature. Despite the Knights' long reign of power, the order experienced a sudden collapse in the early fourtheenth century when certain members stood accused of unspeakable crimes and were subsequently tortured and killed. Interviews some of the world's leading biblical scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe and the Near East to probe the past of this mysterious order
The brain ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and state-of-the art CGI, this special shows how the brain works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory and decision-making. It takes us inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in extreme situations, examines how an autistic person like Rain Man develops remarkable skills, and takes on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil"--Container
The real national treasure an inside look at the Library of Congress ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where in Washington DC is the nation's most incredible treasure chest? It's a library unlike any other in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books". Viewers are taken beyond the magnificent Jefferson Building Great Hall into the secret vaults where more than 600 miles of shelves hold 130 million items, many of them priceless treasures - from George Washington's hand-written diaries to Galileo's first images of the moon to the original camera film of the movie Frankenstein. See how a staff of 4000 catalogues protects and preserves these treasures and distributes them globally via a new World Digital Library
The Bielski brothers Jerusalem in the woods ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the actions of Tuvia, Asael, and Zus Bielski during World War II. The three brothers, living in the Soviet Republic of Belorussia, built an elaborate village for rescued Jews. The forest haven included a bakery, communal bath, synagogue, and even a theater company. Although they mounted guerrilla attacks against the enemy, their priority was saving their people, eventually rescuing 1,200 men, women and children
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