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The Roosevelts—An Intimate History: A Film by Ken Burns
Peter Coyote, narrator. Ken Burns, director.
 
Studio: PBS
Format: 7 DVDs, boxed Widescreen
UPC: 841887021579
Daedalus Item Code: 49443
 
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The King Speaks
Laurence Fox, narrator. David Barrie, director.
Studio: BFS Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 066805310782.  Daedalus Item Code: 58420
 
Until recently—with the release of the Academy Award–winning film, The King's Speech—very few were privy to the true story of George VI. Known as "the reluctant King," he inherited the throne ... (Read More)
 
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Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War
Romi Dias, Isabel Taysin Carter & others. Maria Agui Carter, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887019316.  Daedalus Item Code: 59808
 
In 1861, at the outbreak of the Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a ... (Read More)
 
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Explore Your Mind—History: Air Force One; Blackbeard—Terror at Sea; Empress of Ambition; Great Inca Rebellion; King Tut's Final Secrets; Madness of Henry VIII; Napoleon's Final Battle; The New World—Nightmare in Jamestown; Wrath of the Tsar

Studio: National Geographic.   Format: 9 DVDs, boxed/Closed Captioned.
UPC: 727994522683.  Daedalus Item Code: 58366
 
Meet some of history's most colorful figures and discover how they changed the world, in this nine-disc set. Using dramatic re-creations, interviews with experts, CGI footage, and the vivid ... (Read More)
 
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Stravinsky
Wolf Koenig & Roman Kroitor, directors.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948429098.  Daedalus Item Code: 58505
 
This 1966 documentary is an informal yet vivid portrait of the great modern composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971), who emigrated to America during World War II. A fascinating personality with a long ... (Read More)
 
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Omnibus—American Profiles
Richard Leacock, Rosemary Thurber, Alistair Cooke, Don Hewitt & others.
Studio: E1 Entertainment.   Format: 2 DVDs Full screen.
UPC: 741952695493.  Daedalus Item Code: 68108
 
One of TV's most distinguished series, Omnibus, hosted by the urbane Alistair Cooke, documented American social, political, and cultural concerns from 1952 to 1961, winning more than 65 awards ... (Read More)
 
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Icons of Power: Wrath of the Tsar; Madness of Henry VIII; Napoleon's Final Battle; Empress of Ambition
Don Campbell & Doug Schultz, directors.
Studio: National Geographic.   Format: 4 DVDs, boxed Letterbox/Closed Captioned.
UPC: 727994930198.  Daedalus Item Code: 58361
 
Their tremendous power matched only by their colossal flaws, four monarchs are individually profiled in this set, which features commentary by historians and dramatic reenactments. Depicted at ... (Read More)
 
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Amelia
Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston & others. Mira Nair, director.
Studio: 20th Century Fox.   Format: DVD Widescreen/Closed Captioned.
UPC: 024543641698.  Daedalus Item Code: 58726
 
(Hollywood Film Award Winner/Best Actress (Hilary Swank)) Hilary Swank stars in this 2009 profile of the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, but also portrayed are the men closest to ... (Read More)
 
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Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Tracey Ullman & others.
Studio: Shout.   Format: cutout DVD.
UPC: 826663140323.  Daedalus Item Code: 58706
 
After more than 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer. This episode of American Masters journeys through the Brooklyn native's ... (Read More)
 
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1. Amelia
Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston & others. Mira Nair, director.
in Biography / Autobiography

2. Explore Your Mind—History: Air Force One; Blackbeard—Terror at Sea; Empress of Ambition; Great Inca Rebellion; King Tut's Final Secrets; Madness of Henry VIII; Napoleon's Final Battle; The New World—Nightmare in Jamestown; Wrath of the Tsar

in Biography / Autobiography

3. The King Speaks
Laurence Fox, narrator. David Barrie, director.
in Biography / Autobiography

4. Icons of Power: Wrath of the Tsar; Madness of Henry VIII; Napoleon's Final Battle; Empress of Ambition
Don Campbell & Doug Schultz, directors.
in Biography / Autobiography

5. Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Tracey Ullman & others.
in Biography / Autobiography

6. Stravinsky
Wolf Koenig & Roman Kroitor, directors.
in Biography / Autobiography

7. The Roosevelts—An Intimate History: A Film by Ken Burns
Peter Coyote, narrator. Ken Burns, director.
in Biography / Autobiography

8. Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War
Romi Dias, Isabel Taysin Carter & others. Maria Agui Carter, director.
in Biography / Autobiography

9. Omnibus—American Profiles
Richard Leacock, Rosemary Thurber, Alistair Cooke, Don Hewitt & others.
in Biography / Autobiography

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