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161. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. Historical content is delivered 'on demand' with unprecedented ease, allowing teachers and students instantaneous access to specific information. | Volume 1: 1800-1813 1800 – WASHINGTON DC BECOMES THE NATION’S CAPITAL 1803 – THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE 1804 – LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 1807 – ROBERT FULTON AWAKENS THE WORLD TO THE STEAMBOAT 1811 – BATTLE OF TIPPICANOE 1811 – NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKE | Volume 2: 1814-1826 1814 – WASHINGTON DC IS CAPTURED AND BURNED BY THE BRITISH 1814 – STAR SPANGLED BANNER IS WRITTEN 1815 – BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS 1819 – WASHINGTON IRVING PUBLISHES “RIP VAN WINKLE” 1821 – INAUGURATION OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL 1825 – ERIE CANAL IS COMPLETED 1826 – JAMES FENIMORE COOPER PUBLISHES “LAST OF THE MOHICANS” 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

162. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. | Volume 3: 1827-1846 1831 – CYRUS McCORMICK DEMONSTRATES HIS MECHANICAL REAPER 1831 – NAT TURNER BEGINS HIS REBELLION 1832 – BLACK HAWK WAR ENDS WITH MASSACRE AT BAD AXE RIVER 1836 – ALAMO FALLS 1845 – EDGAR ALLEN POE PUBLISHES “THE RAVEN” 1846 – THE DONNER PARTY STARTS WEST 1846 – UNITED STATES DECLARES WAR ON MEXICO | Volume 4: 1846-1860 1846 – DR.MORTON DEMONSTRATES PAINLESS SURGERY USING ETHER 1848 – GOLD IS DISCOVERED AT SUTTER’S MILL 1849 – TREATY BETWEEN U.S. AND HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 1852 – HARRIET BEECHER STOWE PUBLISHES “UNCLE TOM’S CABIN” 1854 – COMMODORE PERRY LANDS IN JAPAN 1858 – LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATES BEGIN 1860 – PONY EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE BEGINS 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

163. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. | Volume 5: 1861-1865 1861 – ELEVEN STATES COMPRISE THE CONFEDERACY 1862 – CONGRESS SETS FORTH THE HOMESTEAD ACT 1863 – LINCOLN SIGNS EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION 1863 – LINCOLN DELIVERS HIS GETTYSBURG ADDRESS 1865 – LEE SURRENDERS AT APPOMATTOX 1865 – ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ASSASSINATED 1865 – FORMATION OF THE KU KLUX KLAN Volume 6: 1866-1870 1867 – CARPETBAGGERS DESCEND ON THE SOUTH 1867 – U.S. ACQUIRES ALASKA… SEWARD’S FOLLY 1868 – PRESIDENT JOHNSON IS IMPEACHED 1869 – COMPLETION OF THE TRANS CONTINENTAL RAILROAD 1870 – ROCKEFELLER INCORPORATES STANDARD OIL CO. OF OHIO | Volume 6: 1866-1870 1867 – CARPETBAGGERS DESCEND ON THE SOUTH 1867 – U.S. ACQUIRES ALASKA… SEWARD’S FOLLY 1868 – PRESIDENT JOHNSON IS IMPEACHED 1869 – COMPLETION OF THE TRANS CONTINENTAL RAILROAD 1870 – ROCKEFELLER INCORPORATES STANDARD OIL CO. OF OHIO 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

164. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. | Volume 7: 1871-1881 1871 – CHICAGO FIRE 1872 – SUSAN B. ANTHONY IS ARRESTED FOR VOTING 1875 – ROBERT SMALLS, FORMER SLAVE, ELECTED TO THE HOUSE 1876 – ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DEMONSTRATES THE TELEPHONE 1876 – BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN 1879 – THOMAS EDISON DEMONSTRATES THE INCANDESCENT LAMP 1880 – GEORGE EASTMAN PATENTS KODAK ROLL FILM 1881 – BOOKER T. WASHINGTON OPENS TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

165. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 1 :1701 The English Board of Trade Creates Royal Colonies 1701 The French Return Soldiers to the North American Interior 1701 Yale College is Founded 1702 Colonists Sack St Augustine 1702 Cotton Mather publishes "The Ecclesiastical History of New England." 1709 Quakers Erect a Meeting House in Boston 1713 Treaty of Utrecht 1713 Capt. Robinson Designs and Constructs a Schooner Total Time: 23:50 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

166. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 3: 1739 The Great Awakening Begins 1739 Black Uprising in South Carolina 1739 The War of Jenkins Ear Begins 1739-41 New Explorations 1747 The Ohio Land Company is Established 1750 Native American Horse Cultures Dominate the Great Plains 1750 Parliament Passes Iron Act Total Time: 23:35 | Program 4: 1750 The Flatboat and Conestoga Wagon Make Their Appearance in Pennsylvania 1754 The Albany Plan of Union 1754 - 1763 the French and Indian War 1760 James Otis Fights for the Security of People in Their Homes 1763 Ottawa Chief Pontiac's War for Independence 1765 The Stamp Act is Passed 1765 Samuel Adams Forms the Sons of Liberty Total Time: 26:30 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

167. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 5: 1766 John Singleton Copley Paints "Boy with the Squirrel" 1767 Daniel Boone Views Kentucky 1768 Indiana Co. buys 1,800,000 acres from the Iroquois 1770 The Liberty Pole Riot and the Boston Massacre 1773 The Boston Tea Party 1774 The First Continental Congress Meets in Philadelphia 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775 George Washington Assumes Command of Continental Army 1776 Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense 1776 The Declaration of Independence Total Time: 26:20 | Program 6: 1776 Washington Crosses the Delaware 1777 Congress Mandates the American Flag 1777 Second Battle of Saratoga 1777 John Paul Jones Sets Sail 1777-78 The Winter at Valley Forge 1778 George Rogers Clark Captures Kaskaskia 1781 The Siege of Yorktown 1783 The Treaty of Paris and the End of Revolutionary War Total Time: 25:50 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

168. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 7: 1783 Noah Webster Issues "Blue-backed Speller” 1785, 1787 The Continental Congress Passes Land Ordinance Acts 1786 Shay’s Rebellion 1787 The United States Constitution is Created 1789 George Washington Elected First President 1789 James Madison Proposes the Bill of Rights 1789 Alexander Hamilton Becomes Secretary of the Treasury and Shapes America's modern Industrial Economy 1790 Benjamin Franklin Dies Total Time: 25:00 | Program 8: 1792 Benjamin Banneker Saves the White House 1793 Congress Enacts a Fugitive Slave Law 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is Put Down 1794 & 1795 The Jay and Pinckney Treaties Protect America's Westward Expansion 1796 John Adams Becomes the Second President of United States Inaugurating the Two-party System 1797 U.S.S. Constitution is Launched 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts Usher in a Bleak Period of American Political Freedom 1799 Eulogy for George Washington Ends the Century Total Time: 22:40 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

169. Globe trekker: American Rockies   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2003 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , City Guide Travel Guide DVD | Spanning a number of states in the Western part of North America, the American Rockies cover over 1,000 square miles from Canada to New Mexico. Steeped in myths and legends of American Indians and cowboys, it's an area better known as the Wild West. Traveller Ian Wright begins his journey in the Badlands of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Next stop is the holy mountain of Bear Butte, where the Indian pay homage to the spirits. Travelling North he visits Deadwood, South Dakota, before continuing through Montana to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He ends his journey in the world famous Yellowstone National Park. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

170. Globe trekker: Hawaii   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2003 . 90mins. : col. and b&w , City Guide Travel Guide DVD | This isolated archipelago of eight paradise islands situated in the Pacific Ocean is the 50th state of the USA. Even though Hawaii is one of Americas favorite vacation spots, 30 years of mass tourism have failed to spoil the tropical beauty of this coloUrful chain of islands. Traveler Megan McCormick visits the Na Pali coast on the lush island of Kauai before heading south to Oahu and the big cities of Honolulu and Waikiki. She travels on to Maui to discover the world's largest inactive volcano and ends her journey on Hawaii, also know as the Big Island. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

171. Globe trekker: New Orleans   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2004 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , City Guide Travel Guide DVD | Situated in the state of Louisiana on the banks of the Mississippi, New Orleans was founded by the French in 1718, populated with Africans, given to the Spanish and sold to the Americans. This colourful history has given birth to beautiful, multicultural city. Follow traveller Justine Shapiro through the French Quarter, Warehouse District and Garden District to discover the history, drama and legend that is 'The Big Easy' Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

172. Globe trekker: Deep South USA   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2004 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , City Guide Travel Guide DVD | Situated in the South East corner of the USA, the states of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi are also known as the Bible Belt. It's home to the Civil Rights Movementand the birth place of the Blues, but its greatest boast is simply good ole Southern hospitality. Traveler Ian Wright goes trekking in the Great Smokey Mountains, before driving south to Atlanta, Georgia. He then catches the bus to Tuskegee, Alabama and the idyllic beaches of the Gulf shores. Traveling down Highway 61 through Vicksburg and Clarksdale, he ends his journey in Memphis, Tennessee. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

173. Globe trekker: South West USA   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2004 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , City Guide Travel Guide DVD | The vast and dramatic landscapes of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico are the perfect destination for a road trip. Traditional images of arid deserts and prickly cacti contrast dramatically with the rich influences of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo American cultures. Traveller Justine Shapiro starts her adventure in Gallup, on the New Mexico border. Heading east through Santa Fe and Taos, she then moves south to Roswell. Continuing her journey by motorcycle, she heads northwest to Tucson in the state of Arizona. After a stop at the Grand Canyon she enters the final leg of her journey via Las Vegas to Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

174. A history of women's achievements   Publication: New York, NY : Ambrose DVD, 2006 . 4 videos (8 programs, 29 minutes each) , The unique and independent American woman: adventurer... pioneer... poet... mother... educator... artist... freedom fighter. A History of Women's Achievement in America examines the 400-year history of American women's inspiring accomplishments and victories. | Disc one : Program 2 : The Era of Women's Firsts 1836 - Hispanic-American Juana Briones Establishes San Francisco 1837 - Mary Lyon Founds Mount Holyoke, the First Women's College 1846 - Susan Magoffin Travels the Santa Fe Trail 1847 - Maria Mitchell is the First Scientist to Discover a Comet Using a Telescope 1849 - Amelia Bloomer Publishes The Lily, the First National Magazine for Women 1851 - Sojourner Truth Addresses a Women's Rights Convention in Ohio | Disc two : Program 3: Women Speak Out 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe Writes Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852 - Emily Dickinson Publishes First Poem 1856 - Harriet Tubman Becomes the Most Notorious Underground Railroad Conductor 1868 - Louisa May Alcott Writes Little Women 1872 - Susan B. Anthony is Arrested for Voting 1881 - Clara Barton Founds the American Red Cross 1885 - Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr and the Women of the Wild, Wild West | Disc two : program 4 : America Enters the World of Nations 1889 - Jane Addams Founds Hull House in Chicago 1889 - Nellie Bly Goes Around the World in 72 Days 1891 - Mary Cassatt's First Solo Art Show in Paris 1893 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett Crusades Against Black Lynching in America 1904 - Gertrude Pridgett (Ma Rainey) Introduces the Blues 1905 - Isadora Duncan Opens First School of Modern Dance 1912 - Juliette Gordon Low Founds the Girl Scouts of America | Disc three: program 5 : Women Begin to Transform Themselves 1916 - Jeannette Rankin Becomes the First Woman Elected to the U.S. Congress 1920 - Edith Wharton Wins a Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence 1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote 1928 - Margaret Mead Publishes Coming of Age in Samoa 1929 - Georgia O'Keeffe Visits New Mexico for the First Time 1932 - Amelia Earhart Flies the Atlantic Ocean Solo 1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune Founds the National Council of Negro Women | Disc three: Program 6 : America Becomes a Super Power 1936 - Eleanor Roosevelt Transforms the Role of First Lady 1942 - "Rosie the Riveter" Joins the War Effort 1950 - Babe Didrikson Named Woman Athlete of the Half Century 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Wins the Pulitzer Prize 1950 - Margaret Chase Smith Stands Up to Joseph McCarthy withDeclaration of Conscience Speech 1955 - Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Montgomery Bus to a White Passenger 1956 - Tennis-Pro Althea Gibson Becomes the First African American Woman to Win Grand Slam Tourney | Disc four: Program 7 : American Women Find Their Voice 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced 1963 - Betty Friedan Launches the New Women's Movement 1967 - Lynn Margulis Explains the Origin of Complex Biological Life 1969 - Joan Ganz Cooney Launches Sesame Street 1973 - Roe v. Wade Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Laws 1978 - Hispanic Golfer Nancy Lopez Wins Her First LPGA Championship 1981 - Women in the Legal System and Sandra Day O'Connor | Disc four: Program 8 : A New Age of Equality 1985 - Wilma Mankiller Becomes Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation 1986 - Oprah Winfrey Initiates a New Era for Women in Television 1989 - Asian American Amy Tan Publishes The Joy Luck Club 1997 - Madeleine Albright Begins a New Era for Women in American Leadership 1998 - Pleasant Rowland Sells the American Girl Company 2001 - Linda Alvarado Wins the Horatio Alger Award Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

175. Valery S. de Beausset and U.S. Aid to Taiwan (Chinese edition)   Publication: Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan University, 2008 . 60 mins. color. , This documentary is a depiction of the U.S. Aid project6 in Taiwan during the 1950’s and a life portrait of the project manager, Valery S. de Beausset, based on materials from the de Beausset Collection at the National Taiwan University Library. Beginning with background on Taiwan’s economy and U.S. Aid during the early post-war period, the film explores U.S. Aid’s methodology and its key role in Taiwan’s first four-year economic development project. de Beausset’s contributions to this process are a poignant testament to Taiwan-U.S. Cooperation during this period. Date: 2008 Availability: No items available:

176. Life beyond earth : a film by Timothy Ferris.   Publication: [Seattle, Wash.] : KCTS 1999 . one videodisc ( 110 min.) color. Date: 1999 Availability: No items available:

177. The age of AIDS   Publication: WGBH Education Foundation 2006 . 240 mins. color / B&W , Twenty-Five years after the first reported cases, FRONTLINE presents The Age of AIDS. Featuring interviews with Bono, President Clinton, Dr. David Ho, and dozens of other prominent AIDS activists, policymakers, and scientists, the documentary examines how and why humanity has failed to stop the spread of HIV. Filmed in 19 countries this epic four-hour seroes chronicles the scientific breakthroughs, political struggles, and human cost of the AIDS pandemic. | Part One: follows the trail of a medical mystery. In 1981 five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. The film traces the international response in the first uncertain years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. It reveals the astounding story of how the virus spread from one infection around 1930 to over 70 million infections in 2006. | Part Two : begins with hope and the development of the "triple cocktail." But with success comes new challenges. A chasm emerges between the rich and poor nations and the epidemic threatens to explode in the "Next Wave" countries. Most experts believe that there is no end in sight, so how will the world handle the next phase of The Age of Aids? Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

178. Broadway's best at pops by Cosel, Bill Publication: 2007 WGBH . 76 mins. ; color. , Featuring three of the renowned conductors of the Boston Pops Orchestra--Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart--this program celebrates the Pops' collaborations with all-star guest performers from Broadway. These show-stopping performances, some of which haven t been seen for over three decades, will make you want to jump up and sing along. Broadway s Best at Pops also features interviews with legends of the Great White Way, treating you to a walk down the memory lane called Broadway that you will not soon forget. Performances include: - Ethel Merman - Medley including Everything's Coming Up Roses from Gypsy - Ray Bolger - Once in Love with Amy from Where's Charley? - Kristin Chenoweth - Glitter and Be Gay from Candide - Pearl Bailey - Hello, Dolly from Hello, Dolly! - Bonnie and John Raitt - Hey There from Pajama Game - Bernadette Peters - Broadway Baby from Follies - Tommy Tune - Tap Your Troubles Away from Mack & Mabel - Carol Channing - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Gregory Hines - Rhythm Is My Business - And many more! Availability: No items available:

179. The Civil War : a film by Ken Burns   Publication: PBS 1990 . 4 discs (9 programs) , This video documentary program, consisting of nine episodes of the civil war, was produced by the public Broadcasting system (PBS). The program begins with the bitter regional conflict between Union and States' rights and ends with the struggle over the meaning of freedom in America. | Episode One: The Cause (1861). Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and States’ rights, John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Along the way the series’ major figures are introduced: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and a host of lesser-known but equally vivid characters. The episode comes to a climax with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, Virginia, where both sides now learn it is to be a very long war. | Episode Two: A Very Bloody Affairs(1862). 1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClellan’s ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. During this episode we witness the battle of ironclad ships, partake of camp life, and watch slavery begin to crumble. We meet Ulysses S. Grant, whose exploits come to a bloody climax at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. The episode ends with rumors of Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy. | Episode Three: Forever Free (1862). This episode charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln’s decision to set the slaves free. Convinced by July 1862 that emancipation was now morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But as the year wears on there are no Union victories to be had, thanks to the brilliance of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. The episode comes to a climax in September 1862 with Lee’s invasion of Maryland. On the banks of Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the war takes place, followed shortly by the brightest: the emancipation of the slaves. | Episode Four: Simply Murder (1863). The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant’s attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. During the episode we learn of fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the miseries of regimental life and the increasing desperation of the Confederate homefront. As the episode ends, Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant’s forces away from Vicksburg. | Episode Five: The Universe of Battle (1863). This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of war: the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. For three days 150,000 men will fight to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside, culminating in Pickett’s legendary charge. This extended episode then goes on to chronicle the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots, the first use of black troops, and the western battles at Chickamauga, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The episode closes with the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg in November, where Abraham Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his people. | Episode Six: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864). Episode six begins with a biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. In 30 days, the two armies lose more men than both sides have lost in three years of war. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we visit the ghastly hospitals north and south and follow General Sherman’s Atlanta campaign through the mountains of north Georgia. As the horrendous casualty lists increase, Lincoln’s chances for re-election begin to dim, and with them the possibility of Union victory. | Episode Seven: Most Hallowed Ground (1864).The episode begins with the presidential election of 1864 that sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of the Union itself: with Grant and Sherman stalled at Petersburg and Atlanta, opinion in the North has turned strongly against the war. But 11th-hour victories at Mobile Bay, Atlanta, and the Shenandoah Valley tilt the election to Lincoln and the Confederacy’s last hope for independence dies. In an ironic twist, poignantly typical of the Civil War, Lee’s Arlington mansion is turned into a Union military hospital and the estate becomes Arlington National Cemetery, the Union’s most hallowed ground. | Episode Eight: War is All Hell (1865).The episode begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to Grant’s army. Lee’s tattered Army of Northern Virginia flees westward towards a tiny crossroads town called Appomattox Court House. There the dramatic and deeply moving surrender of Lee to Grant takes place. The episode ends in Washington where John Wilkes Booth begins to dream of vengeance for the South. | Episode Nine: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865).This extraordinary final episode of The Civil War begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee’s surrender and then goes on to narrate the horrendous events of five days later when, on April 14, Lincoln is assassinated. After chronicling Lincoln’s poignant funeral, the series recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth and the fates of the Civil War’s major protagonists. The episode then considers the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation we are today. Date: 1990 Availability: No items available:

180. It's a wonderful life / director and producer, Frank Capra ; screenplay, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett and Frank Capra with additional scenes by Jo Swerling.   Publication: Taipei Buddha video . 1 videodiscs (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. and b&w , Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern. | With Chinese subtitle. Availability: No items available: