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Ives, Stephen

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Most widely held works by Stephen Ives
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,002 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 )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and promise of the country's most important and least understood institutions. The film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of congress
Seabiscuit( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero
The Great War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 765 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 Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, it tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops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.'
Constitution USA : with Peter Sagal( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Episode 2]. It's a free country: Ask Americans what the Constitution's most important feature is, and most will say it's the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Peter explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy
Custer's last stand( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 708 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. Part of the Wild West collection
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 664 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 611 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
1964( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 591 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
Roads to Memphis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 520 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
New Orleans by Robert Frank( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 388 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 : an unconventional history by Michelle Ferrari( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 378 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
Las Vegas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 371 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
Reporting America at war : a film( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
Death Runs Riot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil war comes early to the West. In 'Bleeding Kansas, ' abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. And along the Rio Grande, oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, and leaves behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains."--Www.pbs.org
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 365 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
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 340 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
Space men( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a helium balloon twenty miles above Earth, hurtling down at over 400 miles per hour. The little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, a decade before President Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon
Kit Carson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 331 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
 
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