Most widely held works by Phylis Geller
Tesla master of lightning ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Recount the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Tesla's surprising inventions are revealed in his autobiographical and scientific writings.
Suze Orman for the young, fabulous & broke ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Suze Orman offers advice to the "Generation Broke"--Those people in their twenties and thirties who have graduated college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation-- buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style--seem improbable. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, and but they are painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.
The laws of money, lessons of life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Personal finance guru Suze Orman offers valuable information and insight on financial planning. Based on the newest book.
Coal country ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
This film reveals the truth about modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia. Tensions are high. It's a 'new civil war,' as families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining (MTR). What does this mean for America and the rest of the World? The coal industry is spending millions to promote what it calls 'clean coal.' Is it achievable? At what cost?
Korean War stories ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Veterans share their stories of the "Forgotten War", reminding the viewer of the human and social costs the Korean War had on the U.S. Interviewees include Senators John Glenn and John S. Warner, baseball player Ted Williams, musician Willie Nelson, former Secretary of State James Baker, Rep. Charles Rangel, Lt. Col. Charles B. "Brad" Smith, Gen. Raymond Davis.
Suze Orman's Money class ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Suze Orman gives her views on how to secure a hopeful and sustainable future in today's economy. After the upheavals of recent times, she believes that it's necessary to rethink many traditional strategies for financial success.
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life.
Women & money owning the power to control your destiny ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The New York Times bestselling author, financial expert, and two-time Emmy winner, returns to inspire women to take charge of their financial futures. What Suze shares equips women with knowledge and awareness to make the most of their money.
Uncommon women and others ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
An adaptation for television of the Phoenix Theatre's production of Wendy Wasserstein's play about five friends who hold a reunion seven years after their graduation from Mount Holyoke.
The Appalachians ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Episode 1 (55 min.). Examines the earliest settlers of the Appalachians, the Cherokee; the arrival in the 1700s of European settlers who brought their traditions and music with them; the regional role of whiskey distilling; the large evangelical tent meetings which brought together blacks and whites and fostered the development of regional white gospel influenced by African rhythms -- Episode 2 (55 min.). The Cherokees are cruelly relocated along the Trail of Tears; the Civil War splits families; modernization arrives as railroads make it possible to strip raw materials and timber from the mountains; mining companies change entire towns and ways of life; miners demands better working conditions and the region suffers from the violence of the great Coal Wars -- Episode 3 (62 min.). The phonograph and radio take mountain music to the outside world; Great Depression devastates the region; the New Deal provides new ways of making a living and brings wider access to electricity; strip mining and mountain-top removal change the landscape forever; people of Appalachia keep their traditional culture alive and vibrant.
The road to wealth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Suze Orman offers money advice for good times and bad times. Topics include: Managing debt, Money and relationships, Insurance, Retirement planning, Stocks and bonds, Mutual funds, Annuities, Wills and Trusts, and Home ownership.
Working a musical ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book, with songs by James Taylor, Stephen Schwartz and others.
Cat on a hot tin roof ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Maggie and Brick visit Brick's parents at their Southern plantation as the domineering family patriarch dies.
The laws of money, lessons of life keep what you have and create what you deserve ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Personal finance guru offers valuable information and insight on financial planning. Based on the newest book.
America at a crossroads. Homegrown Islam in prison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
In 2005, a group calling itself Jam̓iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheech, which translates to Assembly of Authentic Islam, and shortened to JIS by law enforcement, plotted to strike U.S. military facilities, Israeli national interests and synagogues in the Los Angeles area around the Jewish high holidays. This film features the complexities of Islam in prison by tracing the men charged with 2005 alleged terrorist plot in Los Angeles and an overcrowded prison system which might become a breeding ground for homegrown terrorists.
Korean war stories by Robert Uth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Veterans share their stories of the "Forgotten War", reminding the viewer of the human and social costs the Korean war had on America. Interviewees include Senators John Glenn and John S. Warner, baseball player Ted Williams, musician Willie Nelson, former Secretary of State James Baker, Rep. Charles Rangel, LtCol Charles B. "Brad" Smith, Gen. Raymond Davis, and others.
Guests of the nation a play ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
When two Irish insurgents are assigned to guard two captured British soldiers at a remote farmhouse owned by the spirited Widow O'Connell, the foursome pass the time by playing cards, dancing jigs, and bickering amiably about their respective countries and religions. Throughout the conviviality, Barney Callahan is haunted by the knowledge that reprisals will be in order if the Irish harm their British captives.
Coal country music ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Working ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book, with songs by Stephen Schwartz and others.
The Appalachians ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A journey through the cradle of Southern culture -- and much of the American way of life in general -- this three-part series illustrates the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region.
Appalachian Region Appalachians (People) Biographical television programs Biography Coal mines and mining Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Economic history Educational television programs Electrical engineers Feature films Feature films Film adaptations Filmed musicals Films for the hearing impaired Finance, Personal History Inventors Investments Korean War (1950-1953) Love Manners and customs Mountaintop removal mining Mount Holyoke College Music Music--Instruction and study Nonfiction films Nonfiction television programs Older women Personal narratives--American Porter, Katherine Anne,--1890-1980 Short films Short stories, American Social history Television adaptations Television adaptations Television musicals Television plays Television plays Tesla, Nikola,--1856-1943 United States Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wealth Women college graduates Women--Social conditions Working class Young adults--Finance, Personal