Time Life Video & Television
Most widely held works by Time Life Video & Television
The history of rock 'n' roll ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
This ten episode documentary covers rock 'n' roll history from its humble beginnings in the '50s to Lollapalooza in the '90s. A kaleidoscope of musical memories, it features interviews with stars from Little Richard to Bono, as they recall the sound and songs that changed their lives. There are vintage clips examining: early stars during rock's first golden age, the turmoil of the British Invasion, the incandescent birth of soul, the death of the folk troubadour as Dylan went electric, the rise and fall of the counterculture, guitar heroes forever, the split personality of the 70s, the rise of punk, and the reinvention of rock to encompass MTV and festival mania in the 90s. Includes classic footage, concert performances, complete songs, and stars galore.
The West ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Inca secrets of the ancestors ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Discusses the legendary kingdom of the Incas and the achievements of their society, including medical skills, engineering, and architectural marvels.
Maya the blood of kings ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, the Maya of Central America were developing a culture responsible for a complicated writing system, mathematical and astrological calculations, and archaeological marvels. Explore ruins in the jungles of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to understand a people both sophisticated and bloodthirsty and a society that collapsed with mysterious speed.
Mesopotamia return to Eden ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
The roots of the world's major religions lie in the valleys of Mesopotamia's Fertile Crescent. Here archaeologists are digging for the sites of Biblical stories, and unearthing clues to the dawn of civilization.
Greece a moment of excellence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
500 years before the birth of Christ, the small city-states of Greece began a period of cultural excellence, and none was more advanced than Athens. Discover the architectural, intellectual, artistic, and cultural achievements of the period, including the original Olympic games. Discusses the elements that led to the end of the glorious "moment of excellence."
China dynasties of power ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Study the "dynasties of power" from the 2nd century B.C. through the rise of the first emperor to discover the achievements of ancient China. While uniting a vast land the Chinese built the 2,600-mile Great Wall, invented paper, printing, the compass and the world's first system of justice.
Egypt quest for immortality ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
With the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen the world was provided with details of the ancient civilization of Egypt. In the land of the pharaohs a culture existed that believed in eternal life for all, from farmer to aristocrat. Now archaeologists are discovering the mysteries of the ancients, from preparing a mummy for burial to the technology necessary to raise enormous stone buildings.
Africa a history denied ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Because the white settlers of Africa couldn't believe that natives were responsible for the once great kingdoms of Great Zimbabwe and the Swahili Coast, these ancient cultures were either credited to wandering Phoenicians, the Queen of Sheba or other white travelers. Now the place where human history began is being reclaimed by descendants of those lost cultures, and the glories of their accomplishments are revealed.
Time Life's Lost civilizations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
This Emmy-Award winning series for Outstanding Informational Series features original location cinematography in 25 countries, taking the viewer around the world on an incredible journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet.
The West ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West.
Aegean legacy of Atlantis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Aegean civilizations are considered to be the cradle of western culture. Archaeologists, beginning with Heinrich Schliemann, uncovered evidence of the civilizations at Troy, Mycenae, Crete, and possible support for the island of Santorini (formerly Thera) being the lost island of Atlantis.
Tibet the end of time ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Isolated by the Himalayas, Tibet has developed a culture centered on lives of altruism, the worship of the Dalai Lama as the manifestation of god on earth, and a perception of life as a repeating cycle. Now, however, modern life is intruding and the Tibetans' quest for peace, inner knowledge and nirvana may cease to exist.
The history of rock 'n' roll ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Explores the roots of rock in black gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, and country music. Covers the British invasion, the folk music phenomenon, the soul era, punk, and rap. Contains interviews, more than 1800 music clips, and 260 songs performed live.
Empire upon the trails ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own.
Death runs riot ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West.
One sky above us ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American.
The geography of hope ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic.
Fight no more forever ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history.
Ghost dance ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
By the late 1880s, the Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana were now full-fledged industrial cities. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region now flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the illusionary hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled in the snow and blood of Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures which once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future.
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