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Guss, Alison

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Most widely held works by Alison Guss
The Civilian Conservation Corps by American Council on Education( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Started in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal, the CCC was used as a way to not only help unemployed Americans, but to help conserve some of the country's forests and parks. Over the next ten years it would employ over 3 million men who planted trees, fought fires, and helped their families financially. Features interviews and archived footage
The haunted history of Halloween by Harry Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Harry Smith of CBS's The Early Show as he leads this 3,000-year expedition through the history of the characteristically pagan holiday of Halloween. Discover how the "trick-or-treat" custom originated during the harvest festivals in ancient Ireland when food and sweets were used to coax the dead into remaining in the spirit world. Learn how Christianity tried to co-opt the celebration by turning it into All Saints Day, but how the underlying-- and sometimes controversial-- dark elements of the holiday have survived
Christmas unwrapped : the history of Christmas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the emergence of the modern-day Christmas celebration from pagan festivals such as the Roman Saturnalia, and how British settlers in the New World transformed the patron saint of children into the enduring figure of Santa Claus
Joseph Stalin : Red terror( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical account of the Soviet Union's infamous dictator from his childhood in Georgia to his seminary studies and domination of the Soviet people
Independence day : the history of the fourth of July( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of July 4, 1776; early celebrations of the day; and the symbols, patriotic music, fireworks, monuments and statues associated with this holiday. Shows celebrations of the holiday both past and present. The power of this holiday, its patriotism, hometown pride and national unity is just as strong today as it was in 1776
The Rockefellers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the rise of the one of the most wealthy and influential families in American history
Santa Claus by Jose Elias Moreno( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He's a jolly old man in a bright red suit, bringing gifts and good cheer. Such a man once lived, and his legend lives on in the hearts and imaginations of children everywhere. Drawing from archival footage, historic art, personal interviews, and tv and film clips, the legend of Santa Claus comes to life: the fact, the fiction, the myth and the magic
Houdini : the great escape( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Harry Houdini who dazzled vaudeville audiences with his unique blend of showmanship, magic skill and derring-do. Includes interviews with Penn & Teller, Harry Blackstone, Jr., The Amazing Randi and members of Houdini's family
Colonel Sanders : America's chicken king( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the life and career of Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Celebrating the green : the history of St. Patrick's Day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover how a religious festival from the past has turned into a worldwide phenomenon and celebration of all things Irish. Learn where over 150,000 people march together in one of the largest parades, and how an ancient tradition has been changed through the centuries in America
Pulitzer : the prize family( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the empire of the Pulitzer family, known for the Pulitzer prizes for excellence in writing and for a newspaper empire begun on yellow journalism by Joseph, a Hungarian immigrant
Dear home : soldiers and the home front( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examine the relationship of soldiers and the home front as never before through letters, home movies, and emotional personal accounts. Learn how vital the connection to home has been to soldiers throughout history, from the American Revolution to the Persian Gulf War
Coming home : the veteran experience in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experience of military veterans in the United States returning from all wars beginning with the Revolutionary War through the Persian Gulf War
Fear files( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear files on History explores the paranormal, the bizarre and the history of some of man's more macabre traditions. Case by case, each strange occurrence will be closely examined, with both believers and skeptics weighing in. You'll meet families who are terrified in their own homes, who've seen everything from doors that open and close on their own to butcher knives flying through the air. We'll focus on paranormal phenomena, such as ESP, UFOs, miracle cures and the power of prayer. We'll deconstruct the vampire legend that's 1,000 years older than the Transylvania version with which people are most familiar. And no collection would be combine without a look at Halloween, the time when pint sized ghouls and goblins wander through neighborhoods with no idea that they are carrying out an ancient tradition dating back thousands of years
The history of Christmas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four programs focusing on the history of Christmas and the origins of the Western world's most enduring traditions
The voices of Drayton Hall : an interactive landscape tour on DVD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience Drayton Hall's history through the stories and voices of its people. Originally designed as a self-guided companion piece to Drayton Hall's interpreter-led house tour, "Voices" will prove fascinating for armchair travelers with intests in history, preservation, architecture, archaeology, African-American history, plantation life, and the American South ... Interactive features allow viewers, both on-site and off, to move from station to station at their own pace, choosing their own route through history, according to their interests. The "Voices" multimedia tour will guide vistors across the historic grounds with its ancient live oaks, broad vistas, vanished structures, and rare period features, to reveal the layers of history embedded within. For the first time, viewers have access to the many resources in Drayton Hall's archives that depict how the site has changed over the centuries. Eighteenth- and nineteenth- century maps and drawings, historic and modern-day photographs, archaeological artifacts, family possessions, and audio and video recordings of members of the Drayton family, the Bowens family and other descendants of enslaved people, scholars and staff, show how human history and natural history have combined and shaped one another to make Drayton Hall a national treasure"--Container insert
Home for the holidays : the history of Thanksgiving( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first Pilgrim celebration to the Macy's parade, here are the familiar stories and little-known facts behind one of our most beloved holidays
New Year 2000 : centuries of celebraiton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Year 2000 is a look at the way various cultures celebrate the world's most popular holiday, the celebration of the New Year. Both historic and contemporary prospectives shown
Dear home : letters from World War I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Draws on millions of letters written home by Americans involved in "The Great War."
Houdini by Adrian Mitchell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Om den ungarsk-amerikanske udbryderkonge og illusionist Harry Houdinis (1874-1926) karriere
 
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Guss, Alison Jo.

Guss, Alison Jo, 1963-

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