Towers Productions, Inc
Most widely held works by Towers Productions, Inc
Barack Obama ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
Follow Obama through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and his political career in Chicago. Go behind the scenes of Obama's extraordinarily successful presidential campaign and his journey towards the 2008 Democratic Convention.
The Great Depression ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,119 libraries worldwide
Covers the stock market crash of 1929 to the recovery spurred by the coming of World War II.
Inside Hurricane Katrina ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
Using comprehensive analysis of events, hours of government audio tapes, and personal interviews, National Geographic takes viewers into the eye of Katrina to uncover the decisions and circumstances that determined the fate of the Gulf residents.
Secrets of the Koran ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
For some billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet. For others, it is no more than a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. It is the Koran. This film examines the history of the work that many outside Islam find impenetrable and mysterious, and explores the striking similarities and differences between the Koran and the Bible--and the ways in which Muslims believe the Koran corrects some of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Leading religious scholars, Islamic scholars, and holy men detail the history of the Koran from the Golden Age of Islam to the modern rise of jihadism. This film provides a guide to understanding the fundamental work that has shaped the Muslim faith for over 1,400 years, and continues to influence modern history.
Inside 9/11 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Presents an examination of the events of September 11, 2001, tracing a time line that led up to the terrorist attacks and the subsequent government response.
Al Capone Scarface ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Al Capone established himself as America's most notorious gangster ... a wild, glamorous man with a passion for opera ... a ruthless, vindictive mobster who was generous and loyal to friends and family.
Inside the Vietnam War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
First-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans' experiences during the Vietnam War matched with in-country archival film footage, audio recordings and personal photos. Using innovative tactics like helicopter warfare, U.S. soldiers fought bloody battles at Ia Drang River Valley, Dak To and the Iron Triangle and undertook large-scale operations such as Cedar Falls and Junction City.
Hauntings ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Hauntings is an episode from the television series "The unexplained."
Secrets of Kabbalah ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Celebrities are flocking to this ancient form of Jewish mysticism. See what the fascination is all about, and learn some of the original teachings as this coveted religion is stripped to find what's real and what's hype.
The death penalty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty.
Bugsy Siegel gambling on the mob ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
"From his stormy relationship with the beautiful Virginia Hill to his mysterious murder, Biography presents an up-close look at the mobster who lived his life at nothing short of full-throttle."--Container.
Lucky Luciano chairman of the mob ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Examine Lucky's 30-year career as CEO of Murder, Inc. through rare interviews and extensive archival footage. Mob insiders recall the history-making meeting held in Luciano's Waldorf-Astoria headquarters.
Juvenile justice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
One of the most disturbing modern trends is the soaring number of children who commit serious crimes. Looks at why kids are commiting so many crimes, what can be done to prevent them, and how the young perpetrators should be punished.
Organized crime a world history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Travels the globe to get an insider's view of some of the most active, dangerous and diabolical criminal syndicates in existence. Each program focuses on a different region, examining the conditions that helped create these groups, talking to law enforcement specialists about how they are being fought, and relating true stories of famous cases. Sicily: long the gold standard for organized crime, the Sicilian Mafia has suffered setbacks in recent years. Russia: the breakup of the Soviet Union paved the way for a new breed of ruthless criminals. Colombia: the infamous Cartels long dominated crime in this nation, but even their dissolution could not stop the flow of drugs and money. China: see how the "Snake Heads" specialize in human traffic, smuggling people out of China. India: see how India's most famous criminal group was inspired by spirituality, and examine the dark underbelly of "Bollywood."
The road to war Iraq ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Provides frank insight into the decision-making process that led to the invasion of Iraq. Reveals how internal rivalries, murky intelligence and the events of September 11 influenced one of today's most controversial conflicts. Details the internal debate and controversy surrounding the seismic shift in American foreign policy.
Essential dinosaur pack ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Travel back to prehistoric times to get to know the fascinating creatures, the dinosaurs. From groundbreaking discoveries involving the T. rex to the intriguing possibility of dinosaurs returning to life. Follow the excavation and research of a new species of Therizinosaur, the most primitive member of a bizarre group of feathered dinosaurs. Using state-of-the-art computer animation, live-action backgrounds and the latest scientific finds.
Triple cross Bin Laden's spy in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
A documentary that plays like a thriller as it takes you through twists and turns about Ali A. Mohamed-a radical ex-Egyptian Army sergeant who convinced the CIA to hire him, was an FBI informant, and a mole for Al-Qaida.
The great shake-up ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Examines the first years of the Great Depression, as banks and businesses failed in record numbers and America struggled to come to grips with the disaster. Looks at events from the landslide victory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 to the California migrations of Dust Bowl farmers. Novelist James Michener tells how he joined thousands of others riding the rails as a hobo and economist John Kenneth Galbraith explores the policies of the New Deal.
Hurricanes deadly wind, deadly rain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Documents some of the deadliest hurricanes to hit America prior to 1998 and paints a chilling portrait of nature's overwhelming destructive power. Also discusses the strides scientists have made in understanding and predicting these storms.
Jeffrey Dahmer the monster within ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
What was the most disturbing aspect of Jeffrey Dahmer's personality? Was it his fascination with death? his cannibalism? His necrophilia? Or was it his guise of normality? Explore the twisted conscience of one of history's most psychotic killers.
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