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Ives, Stephen

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Most widely held works by Stephen Ives
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The Congress( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this elegant, penetrating and moving portrait of the United States Congress, filmmaker Ken Burns profiles an American institution whose ideals and actions affect us all. Narrated by David McCullough, the program employs historic film footage and interviews with insiders" including David Broker, Alistair Cooke and Cokie Roberts to detail the personalities, events and issues that have animated Congress' first 200 years."--Publisher's website
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seabiscuit is the remarkable tale of a thoroughbred racehorse and down-and-out jockey John "Red" Pollard, an ex-prizefighter. Together they become hard luck heroes for a troubled nation and two of the most celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Panama Canal by George Kish( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Constitution USA : with Peter Sagal( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart
1964( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
Custer's last stand( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history
The Great War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, it tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'doughboys.'
American experience( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The West begins as the whole world to the people who live there. It becomes a New World when Europeans arrive, a world shaken by incompatible visions. And almost three centuries later, when Lewis and Clark venture west to find a Northwest Passage, this world becomes the testing-ground for a young nation's continent-spanning dream."--Www.pbs.org
New Orleans( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Las Vegas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
Las Vegas : an unconventional history by Michelle Ferrari( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From well-heeled mobsters and glamorous showgirls, fantastical mega-casinos and dazzling displays of neon, Las Vegas is the world's most famous monument to reckless abandon and unbridled excess. Written in conjunction with the PBS American Experience series and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city, Las Vegas: An unconventional history documents the often surprising and endlessly entertaining history of America's most outrageous playground. The story ranges from the Mormon missionaries who came to the area for the natural springs, to the shady, mob-connected gamblers and cardsharps who built and ruled the city, from the eccentric and visionary millionaires who bought up casinos like penny candy, to the visitors who have flocked to this desert mecca for more than a century. Accompanying the text are essays by four of today's most prominent writers: Dave Hickey's ruminations on Vegas's unique brand of freedom and democracy, Marc Cooper's reminiscence of a wild night playing blackjack at the Stardust-with his mother, Max Rudin's meditations on the roots of Rat Pack cool, and Jim McManus's musings on the art and little-known history of poker. With lavish illustrations and lively prose, Las Vegas: An unconventional history is as surprising as an inside straight and as satisfying as hitting 7 or 11 on your come-out roll. -- Provided by Publisher
The big burn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond
Kit Carson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film draws upon rich archival materials, original recreations, and interviews with authors and historians to bring the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier to vivid life, and provide a lens on a pivotal but little-understood era in American history"--Container
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans head west along many pathways -- following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seeking religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. But whatever direction they travel, they move closer with every step to a "Manifest Destiny" that will make the West their own."--Www.pbs.org
The speck of the future by Stephen Ives( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Http://www.pbs.org
 
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The CongressAmerican experienceThe peopleNew OrleansThe geography of hopeLas Vegas : an unconventional historyEmpire upon the trailsThe speck of the future