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A & E Home Video (Firm)

Works: 7,509 works in 12,343 publications in 1 language and 260,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Biographies  Drama  Television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, prn, Producer
Classifications: E178, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by A & E Home Video (Firm)
Desperate crossing : the untold story of the Mayflower( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From their self-imposed exile in Holland to their perilous crossing of the Atlantic, to their first year in the new world, Desperate Crossing is the definitive story of how the Pilgrims came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1979 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company of Macbeth in which Lady Macbeth, after a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Jane Eyre by Robert Young( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, becomes a governess and learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
The world at war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end
Abraham Lincoln : Preserving the Union( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln
JFK, a presidency revealed( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive portrait of John F. Kennedy, complete with rarely-heard recordings of JFK and RFK, interviews with personal confidantes, insiders and highly-placed sources, and home videos of the Kennedy family
Lincoln by Bill Stonebarger( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed as if through the president's own eyes, Lincoln goes deeper than any documentary has before to reveal the troubled depths behind the man known as the Great Emancipator. Interviewed in Lincoln are Jean H. Baker, Michael Burlingame, Jennifer Fleischner, Harold Holzer, Jan Morris, Mathew Pinsker, Joshua Wol Shenk, Andrew Solomon, Gore Vidal, Ted Widmer, Douglas Wilson and Jay Winik
The Crusades : crescent & the cross by Mark Lewis( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers: the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries, the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Land of the Middle East. Only a tiny strip of land, just a few hundred miles long, it contained the ultimate prize: the city of Jerusalem. This documentary tells the story of the key personalities of the First, Second, and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans, and knights who, in the name of God, ruthlessly fought for land and power. Experience the murder, treachery, and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history through the eyes of key historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, King Louis VII, and Nur al-Din
The dark ages( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the Fall of Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance, Europe plunged into a dark night of constant war, splintered sovereignties, marauding pagans, and more. As chaos replaced culture, Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war that was so persistent it was only rarely interrupted by peace. This program covers warlords whose armies threatened to cause the demise of European society, such as Alaric, Charles the Hammer, and Clovis; and the people who valiantly tended the flames of justice, knowledge, and innovation, including Charlemagne, St. Benedict, Empress Theodora, and other brave souls who fought for peace and enlightenment
Benjamin Franklin : citizen of the world by Adam Friedman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the American Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin. An inventor and civic leader, he became a revolutionary at age 70. As a statesman, he was appointed as America's first ambassador to France and became the chief architect of the Treaty of Paris
Amelia Earhart : Queen of the Air( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at this groundbreaking aviator and her mysterious disappearance during her 1937 flight around the world, through interviews, newly discovered evidence, and extensive archival footage
Russia land of the tsars( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first settlement of Russe Vikings to the brutal murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. This epic program encompasses nearly a thousand years of despair and rebellion, innovation and conflict. Explores the tumultuous lives of figures like Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Events include the December Revolution and Napoleon's ill-fated invasion and how they changed history
Michelangelo : artist and man( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He is one of the greatest artists of all time, a man whose name has become synonymous with the word masterpiece: Michelangelo Buonarotti. Creator of unparalleled works of art painted on canvas and plaster, carved in marble and built from stone, Michelangelo created a legacy of art treasured by the world: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the heroic marble sculpture of David, and the central plan for Saint Peter's Cathedral in Rome. Was he the tortured and lonely man who suffered agonies in pursuit of his art, as he is often portrayed?
Thomas Jefferson : philosopher of freedom by Adam Friedman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statesman, scientist, architect and President, he was America's dashing Renaissance man. More than anyone else, Thomas Jefferson defined the principles and ideals of a young nation. Learn why he was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence in spite of his initial misgivings and more
William Shakespeare : a life of drama( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare
Rowan Atkinson is Mr. Bean : the whole Bean( Visual )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bean's unique approach to life and his fellow human beings is sure to provoke laughter
The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe by Peter Graves( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program tells Poe's complete story, from the death of his parents when he was three, to his tragic collapse on the street at age 40. Dramatic readings recall the devastation of his broken engagement and the loss of his child bride. And experts explore the bouts of depression and addiction that tormented the man and gave birth to his dark and brilliant art
The haunted history of Halloween by Harry Smith( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Harry Smith of CBS's The Early Show as he leads this 3,000-year expedition through the history of the characteristically pagan holiday of Halloween. Discover how the "trick-or-treat" custom originated during the harvest festivals in ancient Ireland when food and sweets were used to coax the dead into remaining in the spirit world. Learn how Christianity tried to co-opt the celebration by turning it into All Saints Day, but how the underlying-- and sometimes controversial-- dark elements of the holiday have survived
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