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The history of rock 'n' roll( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member 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 by Ken Burns( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member 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
The geography of hope( Visual )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member 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 Mormon 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 campaigns in American history
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features original location cinematography in 25 countries, taking the viewer around the world on an incredible journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet
Maya the blood of kings( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member 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
Inca secrets of the ancestors( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the legendary kingdom of the Incas and the achievements of their society, including medical skills, engineering, and architectural marvels
Mesopotamia return to Eden( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member 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
China dynasties of power( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member 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
Greece a moment of excellence( Visual )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member 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."
Egypt quest for immortality by Robert Gardner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member 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."
Aegean legacy of Atlantis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member 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
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 9 ancient long-gone civilizations and one on the brink of extinction, showing how they developed and their influences on current culture
The history of rock 'n' roll( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock 'n' roll explodes: Interviews with rock's brightest stars from Little Richard to Bono as they recall songs and sounds that changed their lives
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member 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
One sky above us by Stephen Ives( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member 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
Rock 'n' roll explodes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues, gospel, jazz ... fused into a new sound. Includes Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, and more. The key players recall the sounds that changed their lives
Death runs riot by Stephen Ives( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's oldest most divisive issue--slavery--and the rough frontier would supply the sparks the would ignite the Civil War. Indians would be dragged into "the white man's war," while the besieged Mormons would commit the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heros such as George Armstrong Custer and William Tecumseh Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against the Native Americans of the West
Guitar heroes( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Duane Allman, Townshend, U2, and others. Without electric guitar there would have been no nock 'n' roll
 
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