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  1. Ancient Civilizations: Athens and Ancient Greece - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17229

    Ancient Civilizations: Athens and Ancient Greece - World History Video.
    DVD. 2 Hours. Ancient Greece was a civilization like no other--and now you can see why. Computer graphics, archival film, and classic art come together to recreate the past. Tour the Acropolis in the 5th Century B.C. Stand before Delphi's Temple of Apollo where the oracle spoke. Gaze at the Statue of Athena and marvel at the Parthenon. Walk through the Agora, the Temple of Zeus, and Olympia--home of the Olympic games. Sail to the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Experience the daily lives and customs of Ancient Greeks in this unforgettable journey. Extra Feature: Atlantis: In Search of a Lost Continent - Since Plato first described Atlantis 2,500 years ago, more than 5,000 publications have been written about this mythical island kingdom located in the Atlantic. Once described as the Cradle of Civilization, the astounding accounts of Atlantis describe an advanced society that included electricity and airships. Follow host Richard Crenna as he takes you through this exceptional story of science, history, and mystery.
  2. The Black Death - Travel Video.

    $29.95 DVD

    Item Code : ANCT17249

    The Black Death - Travel Video.
    DVD. Ancient Mysteries. 50 Minutes. What is the Black Death? Where did it come from? Scientists still do not know the origins of this deadly plague. Appearing miraculously in 542 A.D., the devastating outbreak claimed 100 million lives. Winding its way from Egypt, through Asia Minor and into Europe, the devastation lasted 52 years and disappeared as mysteriously as it arrived. Many believed that the plague was sent from God as punishment for the world's sins. How was the cure for the plague finally discovered? Is it still with us today? These are some of the many questions we will explore in this program.
  3. Civilization: The Complete Series.

    $89.95 set of 4 DVD + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery

    Item Code : BBCV17250

    Civilization: The Complete Series.
    BBC Video. DVD. 11 Hours and 10 Minutes. The eminent art historian Sir Kenneth Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. Civilization: A Personal View by Lord Clark would be more than two years in the making, with filming in over 100 locations across 13 countries. The lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was first transmitted in 1969.
  4. A History of Britain.

    $99.95 set of 5 DVD + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : PBSV17251

    A History of Britain.
    Complete Boxed Set Collection. 5-PK. World History Video. DVD. 15 Hours. Historian Simon Schama tours the epic themes and towering figures of British history, from 3500 B.C. to the modern era. What transformed an island on the edge of the known world into the greatest empire on earth? Traveling from India to Ireland, Schama takes a fresh and lively look at what it has meant to be British over five millennia.
  5. Fall of Eagles.

    $59.95 set of 4 DVD + $7.50 p&h or $16.80 foreign delivery

    Item Code : PBSV17252

    Fall of Eagles.
    PBS Video. DVD. 11 Hours. In the latter half of the 19th Century, three ruling houses dominated Europe: the Hapsburgs of Austria-Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia and the Hohenzollerns of Germany. Centuries of despotism, a continued lack of social reform and the advent of the devastating First World War caused the vultures of revolution to start circling. This 13-part epic highlights the fall of these three dynasties with an all-star cast including Patrick Stewart. Excellent video series. Fascinating, highly educational and immensely entertaining. JR - Berks County, PA
  6. The Berlin Airlift.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : PBSV17253

    The Berlin Airlift.
    World History Video. DVD. 90 minutes. In 1948, the Soviet Union blocked access to West Berlin, starving the population and choking commerce. Allied forces refused to cede the city, and for nearly a year, supplied two million civilians and 20,000 allied solders entirely from the air. Through the personal stories of those who were there, this program provides a striking look at the first battle of the Cold War and the largest humanitarian campaign the world has ever seen.
  7. The Story of America - US History Video.

    $19.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17254

    The Story of America - US History Video.
    DVD. 3 Hours. This unique video collection celebrates the history of our great nation from colonial times to the present. On this incredible journey spanning four centuries and more than 5,000 miles, you will visit the places, meet the people, and relive the events that took us from an emerging nation to leader of the free world. Revelations from personal letters and diaries, beautiful re-creations, insights from noted historians, and archival footage combine to make history come alive as never before! Part #1: Forging a Nation - You will see the Pilgrims land on the wild shores of Massachusetts, celebrate the first Thanksgiving in 1621, and experience what life was like at Plymouth Plantation. Then relive the dramatic years of the American Revolution, and journey along with Paul Revere on his frantic midnight ride. Suffer through the bitter winter at Valley Forge with George Washington and his weary troops, and witness Thomas Jefferson as he pens the Declaration of Independence. Part #2: Uniting a Nation - You will blaze the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap with Daniel Boone. Join Lewis and Clark on their thrilling exploration of the Pacific Northwest. Defend the Alamo with Sam Houston. Share the agony of slavery and the Civil War, from the bombardment of Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Then, be there when East meets West--when a Golden Spike driven into the Utah soil signals the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Part #3: Leading the World - You will step into Thomas Edison's workshop. Be there as Henry Ford perfects the assembly-line process. Join Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson as they lead America into the global arena. Relive the shocking events of Black Tuesday, the 1929 stock market crash. Experience the pivotal moments of World War II. See Martin Luther King leading the March on Washington. Then, journey with the first American astronauts as they walk on the moon.
  8. The Century That Made America Great - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17255

    The Century That Made America Great - World History Video.
    DVD. 3 Hours. "A fine overview of American ingenuity during the last century. Highly recommended."-Video Librarian Relive 100 years of America's world-shaping accomplishments in this three-volume set. Hear the stories of remarkable achievement that uniquely define the United States. In entertainment and enterprise, get up close to larger-than-life personalities whose energetic spark fueled the world's most powerful nation and influenced the future of humankind. Part #1: The Eagle Soars - America opens the Panama Canal and deploys its forces in World War I, taking its first steps as a world power. Its stature soars with the Wrights at Kitty Hawk and Lindbergh over the Atlantic, then breaks all barriers with the aviation booms of Boeing and McDonell-Douglas. The policies of FDR, Truman, Ike and JFK refine its goals, and its strategic leadership is tested and proven as a result of Pearl Harbor, the Cold War and Desert Storm. Part #2: Miracles of Communication - Laugh with TV and radio comics Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and Jack Benny. Gain insights into acting from screen legends Bogart and Bacall, and Elizabeth Taylor in rare TV interviews. Be there as Nixon and Kennedy debate, and as the Civil Rights Movement unfolds. From the eloquent orator Williams Jennings Bryan to the stylings of Walter Cronkite, examine the presidents and news events that made American history. Part #3: Wonders of the Century - Watch Thomas Edison light up America, San Francisco open its Golden Gate Bridge, and Henry Ford perfect his assembly line to produce the Model T. On the silver screen, dance with Fred and Ginger, and go behind the scenes at the filming of the Wizard of Oz. Then see real stars when you cruise inside a space shuttle. Orbit the earth with John Glenn, and follow in Neil Armstrong's space-steps as he walks on the moon.
  9. Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.

    $19.95 DVD

    Item Code : BBCV17256

    Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.
    BBC Video. DVD. 5 Hours and 43 Minutes. Meet the most brilliant pioneers of the industrial age, and see how - their burning ambition, extravagant dreams, passion and rivalry as great minds clashed, produced seven key technological achievements of the Industrial Revolution. This series uses a compelling mix of computer-generated and dramatic re-creations to bring these fascinating stories to life. The seven stories that are revealed here are: The Great Ship; the Brooklyn Bridge, the Bell Rock Lighthouse; the US Transcontinental Railway; the London sewer system; the Panama Canal; and the Hoover Dam.
  10. Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided.

    $49.95 set of 3 DVD + $7.50 p&h or $16.80 foreign delivery

    Item Code : PBSV17257

    Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided.
    3-PK. World History Video. DVD. 360 minutes. From award-winning film-maker David Grubin, this miniseries weaves together the troubled lives of a dirt-farmer's son and a wealthy Southern slave-owner's daughter. Together, Abraham and Mary Lincoln ascended to the pinnacle of power at the most difficult time in the nation's history, the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln's legacy as the Great Emancipator reshaped the nation while his tragic death left Mary reclusive and forgotten.
  11. John Brown's Holy War.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : PBSV17258

    John Brown's Holy War.
    World History Video. DVD. 90 minutes. He led a righteous crusade against the evils of slavery yet used horrifying violence to carry out his mission. Martyr, madman, and murderer, John Brown was an extremist who was as controversial and misunderstood in the mid-1800s as he is today. His execution at Harper's Ferry sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War. Hear his story and gain fresh insight into a unique figure in American history.
  12. American Civil War - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : GLOB17259

    American Civil War - World History Video.
    DVD. From the opening guns at Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox, three million civilians fought for four years across 10,000 battlefields. From 1861 to 1865, the American Civil War was the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. Over 600,000 men died in the fighting and over 900,000 men, or 3% of the population, were wounded in the only war ever fought on American soil by Americans. Megan McCormick and Justine Shapiro explore the bitter region of conflict between Union and States rights. Their journey takes them to some of the key Civil War sites including Harper's Ferry, Ft. Sumter and Richmond, as well as the battle sites of Manassas, Gettysburg and Appomattox. Along the way: Explore Middleton Place Plantation in South Carolina. Sleep with the ghosts of Farnsworth House Inn in Gettysburg. Become a Civil War soldier for the day at Pamplin Historical Park. Witness the annual reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia. Hear the Gettysburg address at the annual Remembrance Day celebration.
  13. Great Indian Leaders and Nations - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17260

    Great Indian Leaders and Nations - World History Video.
    DVD. 1 Hours and 50 Minutes. Volume #1: America's Great Indian Leaders - The dramatic stories of four heroic Native American leaders are retold using archival photographs, reenactments and narration by present-day members of their respective tribes. The battles and achievements of Geronimo, war-chief of the Apache; Quanah Parker, the dauntless Comanche; Chief Joseph, valiant leader of the Nez Perce; and Crazy Horse, legendary Lakota Sioux warrior are faithfully portrayed. Volume #2: America's Great Indian Nations - This is the first comprehensive history of all six great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location at their native tribal lands across America, using reenactments, archival footage, maps and original music. The story of the Iroquois, Seminole, Shawnee, Navajo, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux nations unfolds in their struggle to protect their lands, cultures and freedoms. "Stirring reenactments."-Booklist Magazine.
  14. I Will Fight No More Forever - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17261

    I Will Fight No More Forever - World History Video.
    DVD. 1 Hours and 46 Minutes. Produced by legendary Emmy-winner David Wolper (Roots), I Will Fight No More Forever unforgettably reenacts the heroic and tragic true story of Chief Joseph and The Nez Perce Indians, whose land in Oregon's Wallowa Valley was opened in 1877 to white settlement by President Ulysses S. Grant. The Nez Perce are given thirty days in which to relocate to the Lapwai Reservation. Chief Joseph (Ned Romero), a respected leader, initially advocates peace, but over the course of the grueling 1,700-mile journey, Joseph shrewdly outmaneuvers ten pursuing units of the U.S. Army. Academy Award nominee James Whitmore co-stars as compassionate General Oliver Howard, who is duty-bound to carry out orders he considers unjust. Sam Elliot also stars as Howard's aide, Captain Wood.
  15. Sacagawea - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17262

    Sacagawea - World History Video.
    DVD. 1 Hours and 18 Minutes. She was an expectant mother, but she endured every hardship these seasoned soldiers experienced. Without her, the Corps of Discovery would have failed. This program re-enacts her journey in her own words. Taken captive as a child during a raid, adopted into the tribe of her captors, and then married off, her adventures have only just begun. After Lewis & Clark journey to her village on assignment from President Jefferson, Sacagawea joins the expedition in seeking a northwest passage to the sea. Digging up edible roots and negotiating for horses, she saves the Corps of Discovery, time and time again. With live-action cinematography, the Lewis & Clark journey is beautifully reenacted. The program carefully traces the journey from St. Louis to Fort Mandan in North Dakota, over the Rockies to the Pacific and back. This is the Lewis & Clark journey, in her words. Extra Feature: The Living Legacy of Lewis & Clark - They shaped America. Through thousands of miles of raw wilderness on their voyage of discovery, the Captains touch on areas that are national parks today. One of those parks is counted among the natural wonders of the world. In these natural parks, we see the untamed, unspoiled America that they saw. Here, we make our own voyage of discovery.
  16. Real Pirates - Outlaws of the Sea - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17263

    Real Pirates - Outlaws of the Sea - World History Video.
    DVD. 2 Hours. This live-action docudrama separates fact from fiction as it brings to rousing life the golden age of pirates. Hear the legends and discover the theatrical lore of such feared men and women as Blackbeard, who mixed gunpowder with his rum; Captain William Kidd, the so-called "gentleman pirate"; Captain Morgan, the Welsh buccaneer, Bartholomew Roberts, from whom guard ships fled; and Mary Reed and Anne Bonny, who out-plundered and outfought most men. Sail, if ye dare, along with history's most infamous and outrageous rogues. Extra Features: Trailer Treasure Chest: Relive the glory days of the great Hollywood pirate movies, with the original theatrical previews for such swashbuckling classics as "The Black Swan"; "Captain Blood"; "The Crimson Pirate"; and "Treasure Island." These beloved films are rated "Arrrrgh!" Sir Francis Drake and the Privateers: Not all pirates were cruel and brutal. Meet Sir Francis Drake, a pirate licensed by the English government to harass and plunder Spanish ships. Captain Morgan and the Buccaneers: Set sail with Captain Morgan, who fancied himself an aristocratic pirate, and led supposedly the most democratic gang of buccaneers in the Seven Seas.
  17. The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci - World History Video.

    $49.95 DVD + $7.50 p&h or $16.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : QUES17248

    The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci - World History Video.
    DVD. 4 Hours and 30 Minutes. He was the Renaissance's unfinished masterpiece: a supreme artist who completed some of the most memorable paintings the world has ever known and a brilliant thinker of modern ideas and inventions. Who was Leonardo Da Vinci, and what are the secrets behind his genius? This Italian masterpiece directed by Renato Castellani, with a cost of over $25 million dollars, was shot using 100 actors, 500 extras, and many of the actual locations where Da Vinci lived, worked, and dreamed. We witness his most historic triumphs, including the creation of The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, paintings that have become embedded in our collective consciousness. Based on eyewitness accounts, documentary evidence and informed speculation, this beautifully, richly photographed film adds compelling brushstrokes to the Da Vinci legend. Extra Features: The Rise of Renaissance Italy - In the richest era of artistic and intellectual achievements ever known, an amazing confluence on brilliants shaped our today: Michelangelo, Dante, Botticelli, Rafael, Machiavelli and more. Marvel at the Renaissance Men and the impact they had on art and thought for eternity. Leonardo's Masterpieces - Centuries after his death, Da Vinci's paintings still touch, haunt, and intrigue us. This examination of the Mona Lisa, the Adoration of the Magi, The Last Supper and other masterworks remind us of his remarkable and timeless style. Da Vinci's Inventions - In trying to discover how the world worked, Leonardo sketched out amazing ideas that wouldn't be invented for hundreds of years. This feature looks at the early genius of his tank, parachute, scuba technology, and more. The Maestro Vs. Michelangelo - Did the aging Maestro finally meet his match in Michelangelo, an aggressive young upstart whose name would become synonymous with Renaissance art? This feature looks at the work and contrasting styles in this bitter rivalry of the brilliant. The Works of Two Great Masters: A Timeline
  18. Da Vinci & Mysteries of the Renaissance - World History Video.

    $69.95 DVD + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : QUES17247

    Da Vinci & Mysteries of the Renaissance - World History Video.
    DVD. 9 Hours. This six-disc set contains the Golden Globe-winning miniseries, The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, originally broadcast on CBS, as well as episodes of the Emmy Award-winning Renaissance series profiling the towering figures who defined the Renaissance! Disc 1: The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, Part 1 - This lavish, Golden Globe-winning production etches a vivid portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci as a man with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a striving for perfection. We witness the creation of one of his masterpieces, "The Last Supper." Disc 2: The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, Part 2 - In the moving conclusion, Da Vinci creates some of his greatest masterpieces, including the "Mona Lisa," engages in a rivalry with Michelangelo, and suffers bitter defeats. Extra Features: The rise of the Renaissance in Italy; Leonardo's masterpieces; Da Vinci's inventions; The Maestro vs. Michelangelo; A timeline of the works of two great masters. Disc 3: The Scientist - Over the course of 300 turbulent years, extraordinary minds such as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, and Newton awakened Europe from its unquestioning acceptance of old wisdom and changed the way the world was perceived. Disc 4: The Dissenter - This fascinating program profiles Jan Hus and Martin Luther, who sparked a revolution that would forever change social, political, and spiritual thought. Disc 5: The Artist - The trials and triumphs of such artists as Da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Caravaggio and others, who struggled for creative independence. Disc 6: The Prince and the Warrior - Two compelling programs explore how ideas about government, politics and power were reborn during the Renaissance.
  19. Fall of the Aztec and Maya Empires - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17246

    Fall of the Aztec and Maya Empires - World History Video.
    DVD. 2 Hours. This title can be found in the six-DVD set entitled Ancient Civilizations (Order # QD3496) for $29.99. The brilliant and powerful cultures of Mesoamerica (Olmecs, Zapotecs, Toltecs, Aztecs and Maya) believed that one day the God-man Quetzalcoatl would return from the east to claim his rightful throne. This idea was supported by a complex calendar and close observations of the heavens. The coincidental arrival of the Spaniard Hernando Cortez at the prescribed time fulfilled the fatal doctrine of the great Empire cities. Even before the Spaniards arrived in the 1520s, strife between the rival city-states had already weakened their lands. Many of the great Maya cities were deserted and left empty. This video story not only traces the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and Maya, but also follows the journeys, in 1839, of New York explorer John L. Stephens to these strange and wonderful cities. Using computer graphic reconstruction, animated maps, classic art, reenactment and beautiful on-location cinematography, the viewer sees Teotihuacn, Cholula, Monte Albn, Chichn Itz, Tenochtitln, Tikal, Copn, Uxmal, and Palenque as they might have looked 1,000 years ago before defeat and decay brought about their tragic end. Bonus Program: The Maya -Temples, Tombs, and Time - Their rise to power and the influence of their city-states throughout Mesoamerica are brought to life with extensive on-location footage, aerial photography, National Geographic re-creations and computer animation. Observe the modern day Mayan struggle to keep their ancient culture alive in the 21st Century. The program brings to life a culture long shrouded in historical inaccuracies and misconceptions. "Wonderful DVD..aerial and underwater photography, computer animation, maps, charts, paintings, photos and the subtle but excellent use of music cues to enrich the text. Excellent, excellent tape."-Review from Video Librarian. "Excellent, excellent tape. Highly recommended."-Editor's Choice.
  20. Ancient Civilizations: Land of the Pharaohs - World History Video.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : QUES17230

    Ancient Civilizations: Land of the Pharaohs - World History Video.
    DVD. 2 Hours. The land of the pharaohs awakens, and this magical program is there to capture it. Through reconstructions and the work of historians and Egyptologists, you will travel back 5,000 years to experience the splendor of Ancient Egypt. See the wondrous structures created with simple tools and massive manpower. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara. Meet the Sphinx! Marvel at the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Ammon at Karnak. Travel across the Nile, explore Memphis, and meander through the Left Bank. Taste the food and test ancient recipes from history's most fascinating time. Extra Feature: Touring Egypt - Visit the cradle of civilization and culture. See how 5,000 years of history has influenced the land today. The old quarters still convey an atmosphere of the Arabian nights. Outside of Cairo are the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza, monuments without parallel. Cruise the Nile, where life goes on as it has for millennia, to Ancient Thebes, the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Tut's tomb. Your tour also takes you to Esna, Aswan, Memphis, and more.