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Goodman, Barak

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Most widely held works by Barak Goodman
The merchants of cool( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated $300 billion a year. They are the merchants of cool: the creators and sellers of popular culture, who have made teens the hottest consumer demographic in America"--Http://
The persuaders by Barak Goodman( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the "persuasion industries" of advertising and public relations. Shows how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their message into the fabric of our lives. Explores how the culture of marketing has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated to politics
Scottsboro : an American tragedy by Barak Goodman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement."--Container
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the story of how women have helped shape America over the last fifty years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in American history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 988 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
American experience( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The words 'My Lai' are seared into our memories of the Vietnam War, but few know what really happened in the small Vietnamese village on March 16, 1968. Now, drawing on 400 hours of recently discovered audio recordings and new interviews with participants, eye witnesses, and investigators, the complete story can finally be told about one of the most shocking atrocities in modern times, and about lesser-known acts of remarkable courage. Website includes timeline and a list of further readings
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth rode the body of Abraham Lincoln. As the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. This American experience film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction
Clinton( Visual )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of American Experience's acclaimed Presidents series, Clinton provides an intimate, honest, balanced look at the 42nd president's life, career, and legacy. The definitive biography tracks William Jefferson Clinton from his difficult childhood in Hope, Arkansas, through his meteoric rise in state politics, to the highs and lows of his tumultuous presidency
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 685 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
American experience( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medical procedure, lobotomy, was considered a groundbreaking procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. What began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. The neurologist, Walter Freeman, in little more than a decade after his rise to fame, was decried as a moral monster, and lobotomy was one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with former patients and their families, students, and medical historians, this program offers an unprecedented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history
Oklahoma City( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the events that led McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, US Marshals, FBI investigators, and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today
The fight by John Morgan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews
Listening to children : a moral journey with Robert Coles by Robert E Coles( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child psychiatrist Robert Coles investigates children's moral development via case studies of eight children and their families. In Part II, Coles leads a group discussion with parents and teachers in Raleigh, North Carolina
The lost children of Rockdale County( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, a syphilis outbreak struck teenagers in the prosperous community of Conyers, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. When epidemiologists interviewed the victims, they were shocked by what they heard: 14-year-old children told of scores of sexual partners, all-night orgies and sex parties. This program uncovers the roots of the Conyers epidemic and reveals a community struggling with teenage drug use, sex and cynicism
Ruby Ridge( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly before dawn on August 21, 1992, six heavily armed U.S. marshals made their way up to the isolated mountaintop home of Randy and Vicki Weaver and their children on Ruby Ridge in Northern Idaho. Charged with selling two illegal sawed-off shotguns to an undercover agent, Weaver had failed to appear in court and law enforcement was tasked with bringing him in. For months, the Weavers had been holed up on their property with a cache of firearms, including automatic weapons. When the federal agents surveilling the property crossed paths with members of the family, a firefight broke out. The standoff that mesmerized the nation would leave Weaver injured, his wife and son dead, and some convinced that the federal government was out of control. Drawing upon eyewitness accounts, including interviews with Weaver's daughter, Sara, and federal agents involved in the confrontation, Ruby Ridge is an account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement
The boy in the bubble( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When David Vetter died at the age of 12, he was already world famous: the boy in the plastic bubble. Here, serious questions are answered. Did doctors, in a rush to save a child, condemn the boy to a life not worth living and instead kill him?
Einstein's letter : July 16, 1939( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 16, 1939, urged the development of the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project
The presidents : the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
Failure to protect : the taking of Logan Marr( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logan Marr lived in three foster homes before she died. Frontline investigates how the foster care system failed Logan Marr and what went wrong with the oversight provided by the Maine Department of Human Services
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