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JFK & LBJ : a time for greatness( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of a president who knew how to harness the nation's grief over JFK's assassination, and become an unlikely champion of civil rights. Includes rarely seen footage, secret White House tapes, and personal testimony from LBJ's advisors, biographers, friends, and family
Queen & country by William Shawcross( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her 60 years on the throne make her the second longest-serving sovereign in history, and in 2012 all eyes are on Queen Elizabeth II as Britain marks her Diamond Jubilee. In this fascinating series, veteran newsman Sir Trevor McDonald looks not only at the traditions and institutions surrounding the monarchy, but at the fabric of British life and history. From Changing the guard at Buckingham Palace to the collection of Historic Royal Palaces; from a privileged glimpse at the making of a royal portrait to 600 years of counting royal swans on the river Thames; from a potential change to the rules of succession to the pomp and circumstance of a state visit, this is truly a showcase for a queen and her country"--Sell sheet
Peter Ackroyd's Venice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth tour of the art, architecture, music and theatre of Venice, Europe's most mysterious and seductive city
Legacy of war( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the successful launch and execution of the Marshall Plan - America's expansive commitment to re-build Europe at the end of the war. Walter Cronkite traces the complex and changing relationship between the United States and England and explores the dramatic shifts of the Cold War from the end of the war up to the present
JFK : One PM Central Standard Time( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this program chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The title is taken from the time the President was declared dead at the hospital. Included in the program are moving memories from men and women who were there on the day-in Dallas and New York
Treasure houses of Britain : tour five of England's grandest houses by Selina Scott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Scott as she discovers the astonishing affluence and fascinating stories behind these cherished properties. Explore the parlors, suites, and grounds of homes that are more than simply architectural masterpieces: they're snapshots of the tastes and sensibilities of bygone eras and part of the fabric of the nation's history. Bonus features included
Venice revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join writer and historian Peter Ackroyd for an in-depth tour of the art, architecture, music and theatre of Europe's most mysterious and seductive city. The soft Mediterranean light exposes a city as painted by Canaletto and Guardi, choirs revive the spirituality of Vivaldi's hymns, and Venetians still don disguises to role-play and celebrate at Carnival. Exploring private palazzos, visiting magnificent churches, and wandering down winding alleyways, Ackroyd is the perfect guide for an intimate and unforgettable journey. Ackroyd also discovers the truth beneath the artifice, where beauty masks terminal decay. He meet preservationists working desperately to rescue the city from the ravages of time and the sea
Venice revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the palazzos, churches, alleyways, and canals of one of the world's most seductive and mysterious cities. British writer and historian Peter Ackroyd leads an in-depth tour of the art, architecture, music, and theater of Venice, from Tintoretto to Vivaldi, Canaletto to Carnival. Interviews with preservationists reveal the desperate efforts underway to rescue the floating city from the ravages of time and the sea
Vivaldi's women : Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi is an all-female ensemble, based in Oxford, UK. It is based on the original Figlie di Coro, those foundlings at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice who performed at Mass and Vespers from behind grilles in the high choir galleries or Cantorie. The ensemble plays several selections of Vivaldi's sacred music. The last selection of the DVD is Peter Ackroyd's Venice, "Episode Three: The City as Music. Peter Ackroyd looks at how music has woven itself into the fabric of the city, and discovers, as he puts it, "the Venetians were infatuated with music". From the gondoliers famous for singing recitatives taken from the poetry of Tasso; to the famous Venetian serenades, sung beneath the ubiquitous balconies to the accompaniment of the mandolin or the guitar; to the modern-day musicians at the restaurants in Piazza san Marco, music is, and always has been, a way of life in Venice. As Ackroyd notes, a 1581 guide book referred to the city as 'the seat of music', while the inventories of middle-class Venetian households reveal the presence of string or keyboard instruments in most of them. Ackroyd explores how Venice's musical awakening really came about as the expansion of its empire drew to a close. Another form of supremacy was required and Venice became the home of the madrigal, the centre of church music and the capital of opera: European composers from Handel to Stravinsky flocked to the city: Wagner and Monteverdi even died there. But perhaps the composer who remains most synonymous with the city is Antonio Vivaldi. Ackroyd traces his life from his early days in the priesthood to his leadership of the Ospedale della Pieta, where he trained orphan girls to perform concerts that became the wonder of the age and notes the thoroughly Venetian rapidity of his execution: he boasted that he could "compose a concerto with all its parts faster than a copyist could copy it"--Http://www.skyarts.co.uk/art-design/article/peter-ackroyds-venice/ (as viewed on 9/22/2010)
Treasure houses of Britain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Scott as she discovers the astonishing affluence and fascinating stories behind these cherished properties. Explore the parlors, suites, and grounds of homes that are more than simply architectural masterpieces: they're snapshots of the tastes and sensibilities of bygone eras and part of the fabric of the nation's history
Treasure houses of Britain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Scott as she discovers the astonishing affluence and fascinating stories behind these cherished properties. Explore the parlors, suites, and grounds of homes that are more than simply architectural masterpieces: they're snapshots of the tastes and sensibilities of bygone eras and part of the fabric of the nation's history
JFK, LBJ : a time for greatness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of a president who knew how to harness the nation's grief over JFK's assassination, and become an unlikely champion of civil rights. Includes rarely seen footage, secret White House tapes, and personal testimony from LBJ's advisors, biographers, friends, and family
Peter Ackroyd's Venice : exploring 'The queen of the Adriatic'( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prize-winning historian, journalist, novelist, broadcaster, and Fellow of both the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, Peter Ackroyd explores the history and geography of 'The Queen of the Adriatic', discovering the architecture, art, music and theatre of Venice
Treasure houses of Britain : an opportunity to explore some of Britain's finest stately homes including Burghley House, Chatsworth House, Blenheim Palace, Holkham Hall, Boughton House( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This series offers a priviledged glimpse of five of Britain's finest houses, all of which are still in use as family homes and each has a story to tell. They contain some of the great treasures of England and are part of the fabric of the nation
 
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