Most widely held works by Bill Brummel
Ku Klux Klan a secret history ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Authors David M. Chalmers (Hooded Americanism) and Wyn Craig Wade (The Fiery Cross) trace the history of the Klan from its birth in 1866 to the present.
Captured light the invention of still photography ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
"There is a camera in almost every American home today. Cameras and photography are an everyday part of our lives, something we rarely give a thought to accept when we need to buy film or get pictures developed. But the invention of still photography was monumental in the history of science and technology. For the first time, images could be transferred and saved. The role of still photography in world history and world culture is immeasurable. Because of this invention there exists images of the some of the eighteenth century and all of the twentieth century, television, motion pictures-the list is endless. Captured Light: The Invention of Still Photography takes a look at the invention and evolution of the art, science, and business of photography"--Historychannel.com webpage excerpt.
Bullied [a student, a school and a case that made history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Tells an inspiring story of a young gay man who took a stand against the bullying he experienced in school. Designed to create empathy for victims and to encourage others to take action. Part one provides standards-aligned activities for classroom viewing of Bullied. In part two, guidance is offered for educators to create environments that are safe for all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender (LGBT) students.
Blood diamonds ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Reveals the role played by the illicit diamond trade in funding Africa's brutal civil wars, particularly in Sierra Leone and Angola.
Viva la causa the story of César Chávez and a great movement for social justice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Using historical footage and dramatic reenactments, this film focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights -- the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the some of the most exploited people in the United States.
Rwanda do scars ever fade ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Travel to war-ravaged Rwanda to hear from the survivors of the brutal genocide which saw 800,000 of the Tutsi minority slaughtered in a little over three months in 1994 and to see what is being done to help their nation recover.
Inside Pol Pot's secret prison ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Led by a former schoolteacher named Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge regime killed between 15 and 40 percent of the Cambodian population in a brutal attempt to transform the nation into a classless society. At the heart of this orchestrated campaign of terror was a death camp known by the code name S-21. Thousands of prisoners entered S-21. Only seven escaped alive. Interviews with former guards, executioners and two survivors paint a picture of the unspeakable horrors that were commonplace at S-21. The incredibly detailed prison archives open a window into the Khmer Rouge's program of genocide.
A fighting force African-Americans in the military ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
[1.1]: African American WWII veterans speak with brutal honesty about the prejudice they encountered and the battles they fought during the war. Learn of the remarkable achievements of units like the Tuskegee Airmen, who earned the respect of their German adversaries in the skies over Italy and Sicily, and discover how the advances made in World War II paved the way for the armed forces to become a model of successful integration for the rest of America.
Saddam's bombmaker escape to freedom ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
There's one important defector from Iraq who lived to tell his story -- Dr. Khidir Hamza, who spent 20 years developing Iraq's atomic weapons program. Based on a book he co-wrote with Jeff Stein, "Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda", Hamza paints an unprecedented portrait of Hussein --his women, drunken rages, murder of underlings, and unrivaled power -- and talks of his harrowing escape and first encounter with skeptical CIA agents.
Hell the devil's domain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
From Dante's Inferno to modern-day revival meetings, this feature-length special chronicles our views of Satan and his legendary realm.
Inside North Korea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
North Korea has remained shrouded from the rest of the world throughout its 50-year history. It's only two leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, have fashioned a dictatorial cult that subjects its citizens to lives of crushing poverty and want. The recollections of people who have escaped the regime, including one of Kim Jong Il's former bodyguards, paint a dark portrait of a place where the leader is revered as a God, where a deadly famine has claimed three million lives, where citizens' rights and freedoms are restricted, and of a brutal gulag system where many are unjustly imprisoned.
The nuclear football ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the "nuclear football," a black case carried by an aide of the President of the United States which contains the mechanism for ordering a nuclear counterattack.
Soviet UFO secrets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"For 13 years, the Soviet Union conducted systematic examinations of UFO sightings within its borders. At the same time, the official government position was that such phenomena did not exist. And experts in the U.S. long felt that Soviet officials used reports of UFO activity to cover up military secrets and activities. Drawing on commentary from some of the world's leading UFO analysts and formerly top-secret documents uncovered by journalist George Knapp, SOVIET UFO SECRETS REVEALED illuminates one of the most mysterious chapters in the history of UFO investigation. From the famed Siberian explosion in 1908 to a 1982 event at an intercontinental ballistic missile base, the complete stories of many sightings are finally presented here, with the various theories for the phenomenon presented, analyzed and debated."--History Channel Web site.
Lawbreakers the Greensboro massacre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
On Nov. 3, 1979, Greensboro, NC, at an anti-Klan rally, American-Nazi and Klan members clash with Communists.
Saddam's bombmaker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
There's one important defector from Iraq who lived to tell his story--Dr. Khidir Hamza, who spent 20 years developing Iraq's atomic weapons program. Based on a book he co-wrote with Jeff Stein, "Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda", Hamza paints an unprecedented portrait of Hussein--his women, drunken rages, murder of underlings, and unrivaled power--and talks of his harrowing escape and first encounter with skeptical CIA agents.
Come home alive. Guerillas in their midst ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Tourists recall their harrowing ordeal at the hands of Rwandan rebels in Central Africa.
Come home alive. Climb to hell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Tells the story of four accomplished American climbers who traveled to the former Soviet republic to tackle challenges like the 2,500-foot Big Wall. While on the face of the Wall, they were subjected to a threat they didn't expect--gunfire. What happened next was like something out of the pages of an adventure novel, as the climbers and a Kyrgyzstani soldier spend nearly a week on the run from members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, evading helicopters, enduring firefights and surviving on river water and rationed powerbars. Their escape was only made possible by a daring gambit, one that might just as easily have proved fatal for all of them."--Publisher's website.
Child warriors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Inspired by and featuring the stunning personal story of Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier in Sierra Leone's civil war and now a best-selling author (A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier), this program spans the globe to understand the heartrending, inhumane practice of turning children into soldiers and to uncover individual stories of hope and triumph.
Standing tall at Auschwitz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Ovitz family from Romania. The family included seven dwarfs who were sent to the death camp of Auschwitz-Bergenau where Mengele experimented on them.
Come home alive. Gateway of death ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Come Home Alive details the ordeal of Stuart Havenstrite, a geologist who was working in the state of Michoacan in 1997. For 72 hours, he was held by three young Mexican men who demanded $5 million for his release. From the moment his assailants attempted to force him into the trunk of his rental car to the arrests that came in the aftermath of his release, Gateway of Death provides a gripping, insider's view of what it is like to be in the middle of a nightmare, as Stuart details every stage of his ordeal."--Publisher's website.
Angola Atrocities Bullying in schools Bullying in schools--Prevention Cambodia Chavez, Cesar,--1927-1993 Civil War (Angola : 1975-2002) Civil War (Rwanda : 1994) Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002) Conflict diamonds Diamond industry and trade Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Forced labor Genocide Ḥamzah, Khiḍr ʻAbd al-ʻAbbās Hate crimes Historical television programs Historical television programs History Huerta, Dolores,--1930- Hussein, Saddam,--1937-2006 Iraq Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.) Migrant agricultural laborers--Labor unions Military policy Nonfiction television programs Nuclear arms control Nuclear weapons Parti communiste du Kampuchea Persian Gulf War (1991) Personal narratives Photography Political prisoners Prisons Race relations Racism Rwanda Sierra Leone Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers Torture Trials, litigation, etc. United Farm Workers United Nations.--Special Commission on Iraq United States United States.--Army Air Forces Video recordings--for the hearing impaired White supremacy movements