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Time Life Video & Television

Overview
Works: 185 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 15,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Sources  Drama  Juvenile works 
Classifications: F591, 978
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Most widely held works by Time Life Video & Television
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member 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
The history of rock 'n' roll ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,282 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
Time Life's Lost civilizations ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member 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
Maya the blood of kings ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 638 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 618 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 585 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 )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 575 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
Africa a history denied ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 541 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."
Greece a moment of excellence ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 541 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 538 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
Aegean legacy of Atlantis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 467 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 447 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
The history of rock 'n' roll ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of rock 'n' roll from its inception to its reinvention in the 1980's
The People ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West
The grandest enterprise under God ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances
One sky above us ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 155 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
The speck of the future ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
Empire upon the trails ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 153 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
Death runs riot ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member 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
Ghost dance ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member 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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