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Osborne, Brad

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Most widely held works by Brad Osborne
I am alive : surviving the Andes plane crash( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Friday, the 13th of October, 1972, a charter plane carrying 45 passengers, including a college rugby team, vanished over the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. But for 16 survivors, including 20 year-old Nando Parrado, what they experienced was worse than death. Trapped in the sub-zero degree temperatures for over 72 days, the survivors faced circumstances that no human should ever have to endure. Fighting just to stay alive, hope was a cruel mirage in a landscape that offered nothing but despair and death. Against all odds one man led an expedition into the mountains in a desperate attempt to reach civilization. For the first time ever, the hero of Uruguayan Flight 571, Nando Parrado, tells his story in its entirety. Parrado, who lost his mother, sister, and scores of friends among the 29 victims of Uruguayan Flight 571, shares a complete, candid and unflinching account of the 72 days of suffering that followed the crash, including factors that led to his courageous decision to climb out of the mountains and-together with fellow survivor Roberto Canessa-save 15 others"--AMS Pictures
Rising from the rails : the story of the Pullman Porter( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that chronicles the legacy of the Pullman Porters, generations of African American men who served as caretakers to wealthy white passengers on luxury trains that traversed the nation during the golden age of rail. -- Container
Shock : electroconvulsive therapy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series reveals the personal stories of a dozen people who underwent electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of severe depression or bipolar disorder., It features candid, intimate interviews with patients and healthcare professionals who discuss their experiences with this treament modality which has been both derided as barbaric and praised as miraculous. Included in this series is an historical perspective of ECT, including information about well-know artists such as Ernest Hemingway and Cole Porter who underwent this treatment many years ago as well as the influence of motion pictures in their less-than-accurate depitions of the procedure. Shock concludes with a discussion of how the effects of ECT on the brain's physiology may make it a successful treatment modality for depression as well as a real-time demonstration of ECT administered to a patient
Shock( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ECT works by inducing seizures in a patient through electrical impulses to the brain. How and why it works is still a medical mystery, but in a growing number of psychiatric cases where drug therapies are ineffective or risky, it is the only treatment that helps. One such case is Kitty Dukakis, wife of the three-term Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis. For over 20 years, Kitty battled her severe depression with every medication and treatment available. But it wasn't until she tried electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, that she began getting her life back for good. Ms. Dukakis--as the centerpiece of this story--will share her personal and emotional struggles with depression, her decision to try ECT as a last resort, and her feelings about and experiences with the procedure. The purpose and effectiveness of ECT, and the controversies surrounding it, are told from the point of view of patients who have undergone the treatment, as well as doctors, critics, cultural historians, and other experts. Its shameful past, its promising future, its damaging effects and near-miraculous benefits are all explored, leaving the viewer to ultimately decide the value of this controversial treatment
In the shadow of Hollywood : race movies & the birth of Black cinema( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They were called race movies - films produced during the first half of the 20th century as a direct response to Hollywood's negative portrayal of Blacks in cinema. Race movies starred all-Black casts, were intended for all-Black audiences, and were often the work of pioneer Black fimmakers like Oscar Micheaux and Spencer Williams. Unfortunately, all but a fraction of the 500 race movies made were lost."--Container
The real great debaters of Wiley College( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the critically acclaimed Hollywood film The great debaters, The real great debaters of Wiley College unveils the true story of a 1935 student debate team from a small black college in rural Texas that rose to upset the all-white reigning national champions at USC. Shattering racial stereotypes and overcoming adversity against great odds, these courageous young debaters emerged triumphant, commanding not only the respect of their peers, but of the nation. Influenced by their coach Melvin B. Tolson, the Great Debaters would go on to devote their talents to the causes of civil justice and social progress and become leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. The film comes full-circle as a new generation of Wiley College debaters sets out to reclaim its glory on the national stage."--Container
Masters of reggae( Recording )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chariot by Alberto Giacometti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven strangers wake aboard a passenger jet in mid-flight with no idea how they got there and no idea where they are headed. Cut off from the cockpit and with a dying smartphone as their sole source of communication, they learn the U.S. is under a devastating attack and they might be the only survivors
Missing by James Nesbitt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven strangers wake aboard a passenger jet in mid-flight, with no idea how they got there - and no idea where they are headed. Cut off from the cockpit an--Container
Rocker's almighty dub( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shock : electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the viewer to what severe depression is and how electroconvulsive therapy is used in its treatment. Told through the personal stories of people who have experienced depression and electroconvulsive therapy. Includes an historical perspective of ECT through the portrayal of ECT in motion pictures
The Custer myth by Brad Osborne( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Reggae collection : the best of reggae( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Shock : electroconvulsive therapy
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