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Robertson, Tom

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Not Just a Game by Dave Zirin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix. In this documentary, Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation magazine, takes viewers on a tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture -- showing how sports have helped both to stabilize and to disrupt the political status quo throughout history. Explores how American sports, at their worst, have reinforced repressive political ideas and institutions by glamorizing things like militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, as well as looking at a history of rebel athletes who dared to fight for social justice beyond the field of play
Mexico : a story of courage and conquest( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the history and culture of Mexico from the arrival of its first people to present times
The mighty Mississippi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mighty Mississippi journeys along the river and through its past from St. Paul to New Orleans, from its formation during the Ice Age to the ambitious 20th-century attempts to tame its waters. It is a tapestry of cotton kings and riverboat gamblers, Native American legends and devastating floods, the tales of Mark Twain and the chords of the blues
The Appalachians by Phylllis Geller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member 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
Mexico : battle for North America( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 142 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
Brewed In America( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the brewing industry in the United States which began with small local breweries, expanded into big business driven by Adolphus Busch, Adolph Coors, Frederick Miller and others, survived Prohibition, and adopted new technologies along the way. Today there is a renaissance of the small local brewery with the success of micro-brewed beers
America's castles( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour the famed Newport Mansions, the "summer cottages" that are some of the grandest homes ever built
America's castles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From New Orleans to Natchez, along the great Mississippi River, tour the great ante-bellum mansions of the Old South
Hearst Castle at San Simeon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media mogul William Randolph Hearst commissioned one of the largest and most extravagant homes ever built. The centerpiece of an estate nearly half the size of Rhode Island, the 165-room mansion overlooks the California countryside from a hilltop high above the Pacific. This documentary takes a look at this extraordinary property and offers a rare glimpse into Hearst's storybook life
Mexico( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 45 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
Mexico( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the 19th century, Mexico was exhausted from years of fighting, but the battles were not over, as the nation rose up against its dictator Porfirio Diaz. This volume tells the story of the revolution waged by Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and others, and the modern nation that was born. Discover how Mexico finally gained stability under the rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and examine the problems that face the nation today
Burying Father Tim by Tom Robertson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Burying Father Tim' is a fictional story rooted in the power of the human spirit. Narrated by a doctor who returns to his old neighborhood for the first time in nearly forty years to attend the funeral of his boyhood parish priest, the story blends hilarious accounts of childhood escapades with the timelessly poignant theme of loss. Reminiscences resonate as the story unfolds, evoking laughter in one moment and tugging on heartstrings the next. Whether you attended Catholic school or merely know someone who did, there is a lot of all of us int he story of Father Tim."
Mexico( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first decades of autonomy were very difficult for Mexico, with their hard-won victory seemingly squandered in a vicious cycle of war and tyranny embodied by Santa Anna, the flamboyant general who gave away Texas in exchange for his life. This volume chronicles the waves of fighting that rocked the fledgling nation, and shows how the careers of pivotal figures from the American Civil War were shaped by the war with Mexico. The rise of arguably the most influential Mexican leader of all, Benito Juarez, is also traced
Roosevelt homes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tours the homes of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt
Mexico( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 300 years after the conquistadors' triumph over the Aztecs, Mexico was the crown jewel of the Spanish colonial empire. This volume reveals what life was like during that time and examines the injustices of the feudal system and the excesses of the Inquisition, which led to the long fight for freedom from Spain. Also, the storied Battle of the Alamo is relived, which forever colored Mexico's relationship with its powerful neighbor to the North
Mexico DVD [set]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.2. 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 imposed and the excesses of the Inquisition sparked the fires of revolution. Visit colonial Mexico, where the Catholic Church was the dominant force in daily life. From Manuel Hidalgo's historic march on Mexico City to the shocking treachery of a Spanish general, the story of the long fight for freedom comes alive. Relive the storied Battle of the Alamo, which forever colored Mexico's relationship with its powerful neighbor to the north
Mexico by Nick Rossi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the history and culture of Mexico from the arrival of its first people to present times
The Underground Railroad bicycle route : Mobile, Alabama to Fulton, Mississippi, [section 1], 401.5 miles by Adventure Cycling Association( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To keep the maps current, addenda are available ... on our web page ... Not all map sections require addenda."
The Underground Railroad bicycle route : Milford, Ohio to Erie, Pennsylvania, section 4, 416 miles by Adventure Cycling Association( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To keep the maps current, addenda are available ... on our web page ... Not all map sections require addenda."
Mexico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the 19th century, Mexico was exhausted from years of fighting, but the battles were not over, as the nation rose up against its dictator Porfirio Diaz. This volume tells the story of the revolution waged by Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and others, and the modern nation that was born. Discover how Mexico finally gained stability under the rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and examine the problems that face the nation today
 
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