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Byker, Carl

Overview
Works: 49 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 3,473 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: D521, 940.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carl Byker
Woodrow Wilson ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the life of Woodrow Wilson, a great orator and analytical thinker who was both emotionally dependent and physically fragile. Chronicles the major achievements and failings of Wilson's life. Reveals what drove him to the decisions that defined his presidency: the announcement of American involvement in World War I and his support of the League of Nations, his advocacy on behalf of labor, and his reluctance to advance the causes of African American civil rights and women's suffrage
Andrew Jackson : good, evil & the presidency ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon. The film contains reenactments, lithographs, letters and the insights of distinguished scholars
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the effect of World War I on the twentieth century. The World War of 1914-1918, the Great War, was the first of the man-made disasters of the twentieth century. In many ways it was without precedent. Never had the battlefield been so vast, whether in the trenches, in the sky, or on and in the seas. Never had a war reached so deeply into the lives of people so far away from the battlefield. The shock waves generated by this cataclysmic event are felt to this day, as this dramatic narrative makes vividly clear. Here is. presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a. journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the. twentieth century
The duel ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehawken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation
The Great War, and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode one focuses on how the fuse was lit that led to the First World War. Episode two explores life in the trenches
The Great War, and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode seven shows how the peace treaty proved no real peace and how the seeds were sown for an even more catastrophic war just one generation later. Episode eight explores the aftermath of the war and the failed peace, and how, in Germany, the sense of betrayal and dishonor prompted some Germans to seek revenge
The Great War, and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode five shows how the strain could be felt on the homefront as populations became restless and resentful and focuses especially on the Russian Revolution. Episode six explains the factors that led to Germany's ultimate collapse and to the stage that would be set for a bitter peace
The Great War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This episode of the Great War, the third of eight, examines the evolution of World War I from a conflict fought across the landscape of Europe to a global war. Coverage is afforded events in Great Britain and Turkey. The use of terror in modern war and the evolution of "total war"--Especially regarding aerial and chemical weapons -- is explored in this program
The Great War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This episode of the Great War, the fifth of an eight part series, examines the toll that the war was taking on the soldiers and civilians by 1917. Unrest on the homefront and mutiny on the Western Front posed vexing problems for political leaders and military planners. On the Eastern Front, resentment toward the war effort would turn into rebellion and then revolution
The Great War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World War of 1914 to 1918, the Great War, was the first of the major catastrophes of the 20th century. This episode, the first of eight, examines the causes of World War I. The program affords coverage of the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the turbulent political climate throughout Europe as factors which led to the outbreak of war
World War I ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zevendelige documentaireserie over de Eerste Wereldoorlog waarin naast een verloop van de strijd ook aandacht is voor militaire, politieke, maatschappelijke en culturele aspecten. Aan de hand van archiefbeelden, zeldzame brieven, foto's en dagboeken uit de oorlogsjaren wordt een totaalbeeld geschetst
1914-1918. the Great War and the shaping of a century ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Great War and the shaping of a century. 1914-1918 is a seven part series from the BBC Looking at the Great War through the words of those who endured it. Narrated by Judi Dench. The Great War touched upon all things human. It wrecked empires and dynasties and brought new nations and political systems into existence. It began with tension in Sarajevo and the unification of Germany. When it was over, whole empires had collapsed, new nations were formed, and millions of ordinary people had new social and political expectations. The Great War was the defining moment of the 20th Century
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the effect of World War I on the twentieth century
Chasing the sun a century of flight ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles a century of aviation achievements that changed the world. Blending archival material with original production footage and interviews, this is the tale of an industry advanced by daredevils and innovators, some who soared to dazzling accomplishments and others whose dreams crashed around them
Mutiny ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fifth episode looks at various mutinies that broke out in reaction to the ongoing war: the 1917 mutiny of half of the French army, shellshock (a psychological mutiny), restlessness & resentment on the home front, & the Russian Revolution
Woodrow Wilson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was a gifted orator who was supremely confident before crowds, yet awkward in small groups. An emotionally complex man, he craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. This miniseries explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's greatest presidents. Woodrow Wilson's life was shaped by great conflicts: the Civil War which he lived through as a child and World War I into which he reluctantly led America as president. The second conflict ultimately claimed him as a victim. While campaigning for his far-sighted League of Nations, he suffered a paralyzing stroke from which he never fully recovered. The only president incapacitated in office, Wilson carried out his duties from bed with the help of his wife who became the de facto chief executive
Total war ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1915, the nature of the conflict changed. It spread across boundaries between continents and peoples, becoming a global war. In the second year of the war, the great war became total war. Chemical weapons were used for the first time and London was bombed from the sky. Women poured into factories to make weapons and children put on uniforms and recited rhymes of hate
Woodrow Wilson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was a gifted orator who was supremely confident before crowds, yet awkward in small groups. An emotionally complex man, he craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. This miniseries explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's greatest presidents. Woodrow Wilson's life was shaped by great conflicts: the Civil War which he lived through as a child and World War I into which he reluctantly led America as president. The second conflict ultimately claimed him as a victim. While campaigning for his far-sighted League of Nations, he suffered a paralyzing stroke from which he never fully recovered. The only president incapacitated in office, Wilson carried out his duties from bed with the help of his wife who became the de facto chief executive
The Pacific century ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The series looks at the history, culture and economic growth of the Pacific region countries of Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia during the 19th and 20th centuries, covering the Meiji revolution, the Mongol legacy and opium wars, the nationalist struggles to throw off the shackles of colonialism, influential figures such as Confucius, Lu Xun, Kita Ikka, Ho Chi Minh and Sukarno, the struggle for democracy, the impact of Western civilizations and stereotypes that the West has of the region
Explosion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sweeping look at the conditions that brought on the cataclysm of the Great War and reveals how those in power engaged in a great gamble under false assumptions with no conception of the war machine they were putting into motion
 
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