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Rivela, Francisco

Overview
Works: 108 works in 415 publications in 2 languages and 8,283 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Juvenile works  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 863.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francisco Rivela
Mexico : a story of courage and conquest by A. & E. Television Network( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the history and culture of Mexico from the arrival of its first people to present times
Shadow of a bull by Maia Wojciechowska( Recording )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor
The King does not lie : the initiation of a priest of Shango( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary showing the ritual and ceremony associated with the initiation of a Shango priest, the Thundergod of the traditional Yoruba religion. Takes place in a contemporary Puerto Rican community among New World practitioners of the ancient religion, Santeria
Mexico : Revolution and Rebirth( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Cortes arrived in 1519, the land that would become Mexico had already seen some of the greatest leaders and warriors in human history. This program tells the story of the ancient empires that tamed the high valleys and rugged mountains
Mexico : from independence to the Alamo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 300 years after the conquistadors' triumph over the Aztecs, Mexico was the crown jewel of the Spanish colonial empire. But the injustices of the feudal system Spain had imposed together with the excesses of the Inquisition sparked the fires of revolution. This program returns to colonial Mexico, where the Catholic Church was the dominant force in daily life. Distributed by A & E Television Networks. (43 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Mexico : battle for North America( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As hard as the struggle for freedom from Spain was, the first decades of autonomy were perhaps even more difficult for Mexico. Their hard-won victory was seemingly squandered in a vicious cycle of war and tyranny embodied by Santa Ana, the flamboyant general who gave away Texas in exchange for his life. This program chronicles the waves of fighting that rocked the fledgling nation, from the "Pastry War" with France to the Mexican-American War"--Container
Mexico : God, gold, and glory( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the mysteries of the Toltec and Mayan civilizations through visits to the ruins of Teotihuacan and Palenque, trace the waves of conquest that made the Aztecs the most powerful people in the New World, and examine the battles with the Spanish that brought their empire to its knees in little over a year after the arrival of Cortes in 1519
La cena secreta by Javier Sierra( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1497 a Dominican inquisitor is sent to Milan to supervise the final phase of the painting of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Never a conformist, da Vinci creates a masterpiece that raises questions that have yet to be answered. Unlike his contemporaries, he does not hold strictly to the religious doctrine of the scriptures, but adds touches advocated by a repressed heritical sect. Could da Vinci be a member of the secret society?--
Lazarillo de Tormes( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estos dos clásicos del siglo de oro espaõl marcan el comienzo de la novela picaresca. La vida de ambos en Lazarillo de Tormes, y Rinconete y Cortadillo, está protagonizada por pícaros viviendo de su ingenio, sus aventuras y fortunas en ciudades y campos. El Lazarillo de Tormes, publicado en 1554, Lazarillo debe utilizar sus ingeniosas para trampear a una sucesión de amos de mala reputación. En Rinconete Y Cortadillo, dos hombres jóvenes aprenden a sobrevivir con el juego y los trucos
Memoria y esperanza by Mario Benedetti( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario Benedetti sends an inspiring message to today's youth: do not be overcome by boredom or disappointment and always maintain dreams and keep hope alive. An octogenarian poet, Benedetti offers an encouraging message about the necessity to fight against conformity, consumption, and capitalism
Margarita, está linda la mar by Sergio Ramírez( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact and fiction are poetically antangled to retell modern Nicaraguan history. In 1907 Rubn Daro, the legendary poet, writes a famous verse on the fan of a nine-year-old girl. Fifty years later, the same girl plays a role in the plot to assassinate the dictator Anastasio Somoza
La hora sin diosas by Beatriz Rivas( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anciano Daniel Ponty, ya muy enfermo, dicta a su nieta sus memorias y le hace saber detalles íntimos de su vida, que fue privilegiada, pues le tocó vivir parte de ella en París y Viena, entre 1890 y 1939, y conocer, tratar o estar cerca de personajes cuyos nombres son ahora parte de la historia, entre ellos sus tres amores: Lou Andreas-Salomé, Hannah Arendt, Alma Mahler; pero además Rilke, Nietzsche, Freud, Benjamin, Klimt, Rodin ... Cada uno dejó huella en él, ya sea porque conmovió sus sentimientos o porque le dejó enseñanzas invaluables. La trama nos hace conocer, sobre todo a las tres mujeres mencionadas y sus ideas sobre el amor, el arte, la vida, la intimidad
El amor es una droga dura by Cristina Peri Rossi( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Javier is addicted to beauty, and his mental and physical reactions are hard to control. To fight against the ephemeral character of the addiction, he decides to be become photographer, a profession that causes him to fall into a whirlwind of sex, drugs and alcohol that, eventually, carries him collapse at edge of death.--
El país creado por Wall Street by Ovidio Diaz Espino( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espino explora la conección entre el arrogante imperialismo de los Estados Unidos y la ambición financiera creada sobre el canal de Panamá.--
La llave de oro by Núria Masot( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1272, Guillem de Montclar, the Templar spy, tracks down an intriguing book known as the Golden Key. This book is one of the few sacred texts of the Cathars, who have managed to hide it and keep it safe from the Inquisition
La tregua by Mario Benedetti( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Santomé, viudo con tres hijos en vísperas de su jubilación, comienza a registrar en un diario íntimo su vida gris y sin relieve. La vida cotidiana de la rutina oficinesca y la de un hogar desunido y crispado se verán alteradas cierto día, cuando irrumpe en su opaca existencia la joven Laura Avellaneda, nueva empleada a sus órdenes. Y ese cincuentón, hombre mediando pero no mediocre, consciente de sus límites y su desgana, decide abrir, casí sin proponérselo, un paréntis luminoso"--Container
La sombra del templario by Núria Masot( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El poderoso secreto de un pergamino que podría cambiar la historia es protegido por un templario, quien muere envenenado sin finalizar su encomienda. Antes de morir, Bernard Guils pide a un judío amigo que busque a Guillem, uno de sus discípulos, para que proteja los pergaminos"--Container
Terciopelo violento by Juvenal Acosta Hernández( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escrita en una prosa elegante, este libro cuenta la historia de un seductor, Julián Cáceres, a quien se presume muerto después, de que su auto es encontrado abandonado en el puente Golden Gate de San Francisco"--Container
El seductor de la patria by Enrique Serna( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta excepcional novela es un brillante sumario existencial de la personalidad de Antonio López de Santa Anna, el caudillo mexicano más controvertido de siglo XIX. La penetración psicológica, el domino del suspenso y el afilado humor que han dado un sello propio a la narrativa de Enrique Serna, se fusionan aquí con un rica investigación documental para crear un fresco histórico apasionante"--Web page image
El palacio azul de los ingenieros belgas by Fulgencio Argüelles( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day of September of 1927, Nalo entered to work in the blue palace of the Belgian engineers as the apprentice of gardener
 
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