Part One: A young Thomas Jefferson from the Virginia wilderness is transformed by the fire of the enlightenment into his country's most articulate voice for human liberty. Torn between serene family personal loss, even as he gives voiced to a new era of democratic government. He then journeys to Paris as U.S. Minister to France for George Washington and supports the rising French Revolution. Part Two: Returning from France, Jefferson strives to preserve they new, fragile American government and helps create the first political party through his bitter struggles with the Federalists. As third President of the United States, he doubles the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase, but laces controversy and scandal, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello. His last years are spent founding the University of Virginia and re-establishing his friendship with John Adams. By the end of his remarkable life, he had advanced the cause of religious, political, and intellectual freedom everywhere and hand changed the course of human events. Returning from France, Jefferson strives to preserve the new, fragile American government and helps create the first political party through his bitter struggles with the Federalists. As third President of the United States, he doubles the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase, but laces controversy and scandal, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello. His last years are spent founding the University of Virginia and re-establishing his friendship with John Adams. By the end of his remarkable life, he had advanced the cause of religious, political, and intellectual freedom everywhere and hand changed the course of human events.
DVD 973.7 Civ
Civil War journal : John Brown's War and Destiny at Fort Sumter. History Channel in association with A&E Television Networks., c2005.
VOLUME 1 : JOHN BROWN'S WAR : He was a radical abolitionist with the fanatical plan of freeing Southern slaves through armed insurrection. His raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry shattered any hope of unity in an already fragmented nation. DESTINY AT FORT SUMTER : No lives were lsot in the very first military engagement of the Civil War. Yet, from the South's modest attack upon a tiny fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, came a conflict that would engulf the entire nation.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War journal : Stonewall Jackson and Sherman and the march to the sea. History Channel in association with A&E Networks, c2005.
VOLUME 4 : STONEWALL JACKSON - Thomas J. Jackson earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run when he and his men "stood like a stone wall" against Union forces. After Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson was the South's most brillian leader, cool under fire, and rumored to be indestructible. But in the end, it was friendly fire that mortally wounded him. SHERMAN AND THE MARCH TO THE SEA - On November 15, 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman and 62,000 Union veterans left Atlanta in flames and began a long, ferocious "March to the Sea." Along the way, he presented Savannah, Georgia to Lincoln as a "Christman gift." By March the following year, his objective had been met, and the South's will had been broken.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War journal : The Battle of 1st Bull Run and The 54th Massachusetts. History Channel in association with A&E Networks, c2005.
VOLUME 2 : THE BATTLE OF 1ST BULL RUN - Did the vain Confederate general George Edward Pickett have something to prove? At Gettysburg, he led his troops on a slow, suicidal "charge" into the center of a Union line that virtually annihilated his division. THE 54TH MASSACHUSETTS - Carried into battle, the regimental flags inspired entire divisions. They were symbols of pride and heroism, yet their color and insignia often represented more.
DVD 973.7 Civ
Civil War journal : West Point classmates - Civil War Enemies and Robert E. Lee. The History Channel in association with A&E Networks, c2005.
VOLUME 3 : WEST POINT CLASSMATES - In a great irony, former West Point classmates faced one another on opposite sides of the conflict-Union generals Sherman, McClellan and Grant versus Confederate generals Beauregard, Lee and President Jefferson Davis., life would never by the same. ROBERT E. LEE - A masterful tatician with uncommon grace in defeat, the greatest commander of the Civil War ended up on the losing side. The sone of a Revolutionary War hero, Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class at West Point, but his brilliant military career with the North came to an end when Virginia seceded. A fascinating profile, this is a truly intimate encounter with one of the conflict's most powerful and enigmatic figures.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War : Stonewall Jackson and Sherman and the March to the Sea. United States : A&E Home Video, c2007.
Stonewall Jackson - He earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run when he and his men "stood like a stone wall" against Union forces. "Stonewall" Jackson was the South's brilliant leader, cool under fire, and rumored to be indestructible. It took a Confederate bullet fired by mistake to bring him down.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War : The Battle of 1st Bull Run and The 54th Massachusetts. United States : A&E Home Entertainment, c2007.
The Battle of 1st Bull Run - Did the vain Confederate general George Edward Pickett have something to prove? At Gettysburg, he led his troops on a slow suicidal "charge" into the center of a Union line that virtually annihilated his division. The 54th Massachusetts - Carried into battle, the regimental flags inspired entire divisions. They were symbols of pride and heroism, yet their color and insignia often represented more.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War : The Hornet's Nest at Shiloh and The Bloody Lane at Antietam/. United States : A&E Television Networks, c2007.
The Hornet's Nest at Shiloh - Looks in detail at the fiercest fighting at the battle of Shiloh, called the Hornet's nest. What had begun as a surprise attack by the southern forces who routed the northern troops, was turned around when a small contingent commanded by William Wallace, had his troopshold a wagon road. When that position fell, the southern general didn't pursue the advantage and was surprised by Grant and fresh troops from Ohio the next day. The Bloody Lane at Antietam -Looks in detail at the fiercest fighting at the battle of Antietam, where it fell to the superior numbers of northern troops to attack the southern forces entrenched in a sunken farm road. Uses historians, eyewitness accounts and re-enactments to tell the story of the battle.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War : The wheatfield at Gettysburg and The tragedy at Cold Harbor. United States : A&E Television Networks, c2007.
The Wheatfield at Gettysburg - Looks in detail at the fighting on the first day of the battle of Gettysburg, the so called Battle in the Wheatfield. Uses analysis by historians, quotations from eyewitnesses and recreations to tell the story. The Tragedy at Cold Harbor - Looks at the positioning on both sides that tempted Grant to contemplate taking Richmond if he could just break Lee's line in entrenched positions. Inaugurated the era of trench warfare for foot soldiers.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War : John Brown's war and Destiny at Fort Sumter. United States : A&E Home Video, c2007.
John Brown's War - He was a radical abolitionist with the fanatical plan of freeing Southern slaves through armed insurrection. His raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry shattered any hope of unity in an already fragmented nation. Destiny at Fort Sumter - No lives were lost in the very first military engagement of the Civil War. Yet, from the South's modest attack upon a tiny fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, came a conflict that would engulf the entire nation.
DVD 973.7 Civ
The Civil War : West Point Classmates - Civil War Enemies and Robert E. Lee. United States : A&E Home Video, c2007.
West Point Classmates - In a great irony, former West Point classmates faced one another on opposite sides of the conflict-Union generals Sherman, McClellan and Grant versus Confederate generals Beauregard, Lee and President Jefferson Davis., life would never be the same. Robert E. Lee -.
DVD 973.7 UND
Underground railroad : the William Still story. [Widescreen format]. [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2012.
Dione Johnstone. Tells the compelling story of William Still, one of the most unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad, and details the accounts of black abolitionists who had everything at stake as they helped fugitives follow the North Star to Canada.
DVD 973.91 Gre
The great depression & the new deal. Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, c1996; 2003.
DVD 973.91 Roa
The roaring twenties. Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, c1996 ; 2003.
DVD 994 Aus
Natural Wonders of the World : Natural Wonders of Australia. United States : Schlessinger Media, c2003.
Visit the "land down under" and explore some of the most spectacular ecosystems on the planet. Journey underwater with a stop at the world's most extensive reef system. Explore the massive monolith known as Ayers Rock, and discover its importance to native mythology.
DVD B Joh
Burns, Ken. Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson. PBS Home Video, 2001.
Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports and his struggle, in an out of the ring, to lived his life as a free man. This documentary follows Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas, as the son of former slaves, to his entry into the brutal world of professional boxing, where, in turn-of-the-century, Jim Crow America, the heavyweight champion was an exclusively "white title." Despite the odds, Johnson was able to batter his way up through the professional ranks, and in 1908 he became the first African-American to earn the title Heavyweight Champion of the World.
DVD B Kel
The miracle worker. California : United Artists Corporation, 1962.
Anne Bancroft ; Patty Duke ; Victor Jory; Andrew Prine ; Inga Swenson; Kathleen Comegys. Locked in a frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness since infancy, 7-year-old Helen Keller has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through her power of touch - the only tool they have in common - and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.
DVD B New
Newton's dark secrets. South Burlington, VT : WGBH Boston Video, 2005.
Narrated by F. Murray Abraham. Reveals Newton's fascination with science and mathematics and his extreme views on religious doctrine, as well as how he made the bold intellectual leaps that transformed science.
DVD B Twa
Burns, Ken. Mark Twain. PBS Home Video, 2002.
This remarkable film tell the story of Twain's extraordinary life - full of rollicking adventure, stupendous success and crushing defeat, hilarious comedy and almost unbearable tragedy. With fascinating interviews of Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others, the story is told primarily through the words of Twain himself, so viewers of all ages can be personally introduced to this compelling yet contradictory genius, who said with some justification, "I am not an American. I am the American.".
DVD FIC AND
Speak. Widescreen format. [New York] : Showtime Entertainment, 2005, c2004.
Kristen Stewart, Robert John Burke, Eric Lively, Elizabeth Perkins, D.B. Sweeney, Steve Zahn. Traumatized by events at an end-of-summer party and ostracized for calling the police there, high school freshman Melinda Sordino withdraws and struggles to heal with the help of her art and an understanding teacher.
DVD Fic Ann
The King and I. California : Twentieth Century Fox, 1956.
Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders. A musical comedy-drama. A gentle but plucky English widow who, with her ten-year-old son, goes to Siam in 1862 to educate the King's wives and children in the ways of western culture subtly influences the volatile King, whose avidity for scientific knowledge and enlightenment often conflicts with his traditional arrogance and his adherence to the semi-barbaric customs of his country.
DVD Fic Aus
Austen, Jane. Pride and prejudice. United States : Focus Features, 2005.
Keira Knightley ; Matthew Macfadyen ; Brenda Blethyn ; Donald Sutherland. In Georgian England, an overbearing mother raises her five daughters with the sole purpose of finding rich husbands who can support the family. When a wealthy bachelor and his handsome best friend arrive in town for the summer, a humorous and complicated love story unfolds.
DVD Fic Aus
Austen, Jane. Sense and sensibility (Motion picture). United States : Columbia Pictures, 1995.
Emma Thompson ; Alan Rickman ; Kate Winslet ; Hugh Grantt.
DVD FIC BEA
A beautiful mind. [Widescreen format]. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2006.
Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer. Dramatizes the adult life of John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematician whose brilliance was tempered by his struggles with schizophrenia.
DVD Fic Bie
Bierce, Ambrose. An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. United States : Monterey Video, 2004.
On a lonely bridge a group of soldiers prepare for the somber task of hanging one of their countrymen, now an enemy, for sabotage. Ambrose Bierce's heralded story begins on this isolated bridge and envelopes a journey through the mind and dreams of a man facing death.
DVD Fic Bra
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. United States : Universal ; MCA Home Video, 1966 ; 1987.
Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spenser, Alex Scott. Set in the future, where all printed reading material is banned, a "fireman", in charge of burning forbidden books, takes home a condemned volume of David Copperfield and begins to read it. Soon his life is turned upside down as he becomes a hunted fugitive.
DVD Fic Bro
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. United States : Miramax Home Entertainment.
William Hurt ; Charlotte Gainbourg ; Joan Plowright ; Anna Paquin. The problems of a young governess whose love affair with her master is terminated when a terrifying mystery is exposed.
DVD Fic Cat
Lloyd Webber, Andrew 1948 -. Cats. California : Universal Studios, 2000.
Musical comedy starring Elaine Paige and John Mills.
DVD Fic Cha
Charly. United States : Cinerama Releasing, 1968.
Cliff Robertson (Charly) ; Claire Bloom. When a mentally challenged man names Charly undergoes experimental brain surgery, he is miraculously freed from the prison of his own mind. As his IQ soars to genius proportions, Charly's eyes are opened to a world he's never truly seen. But when the effects of this operation inexplicably begin to fade, Charly must find a way to halt is regression ... before his own mind destroys his life, his newfound romance and the man he has become.
DVD Fic Coa
Coach Carter. United States : Paramount Pictures, 2005.
Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Richard, Rick Gonzalez, Nana Gbewonyo. Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective academic record in 1999.
DVD FIC COL
Cold mountain. [Widescreen format]. [New York] : Lionsgate, .
Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone. Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated and determines to walk home to his sweetheart Ada, only to find the land and the girl he remembers as changed by the war as he.
DVD FIC COM
Coma. [Widescreen format]. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2010.
Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark. A young Boston doctor is determined to discover why healthy patients are slipping into irreversible comas during routine operations and uncovers a medical research horror.
DVD Fic Con
Connell, Richard. The most dangerous game. Narberth, PA : Alpha Video Distributors, 2002.
Joel McCrea ; Fay Wray ; Leslie Banks ; Robert Armstrong ; Noble Johnson. A mad Russian hunter becomes bored with big game and decides to hunt humans. He captures his victims and sets them loose on his wooded island with only a knife to defend themselves from him.
DVD Fic Coo
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. United States : 20th Century Fox, 1992.
Daniel Day-Lewis (Hawkeye) ; Madeleine Stowe (Cora Munro). An epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. Love, tested by fate, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies that engulfs the majestic mountains and cathedral-like forests of Colonial America.
DVD FIC COY
Coyote Waits. Widescreen format. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004, c2003.
Adam Beach, Wes Studi, Candice Castello, Jimmy Herman. Navajo police detective Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee solve a modern murder and a bank robbery supposedly committed by Butch Cassidy.
DVD Fic Cra
Crane, Stephen. The red badge of courage. United States : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951.
Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, John Dierkes, Andy Devine, Royal Dano, Arthur Hunnicutt, Tim Durant, Douglas Dicks. As a detachment of Union soldiers prepares for their first Civil War battle, a young private worries about his ability to endure the horrors of the battlefield. By contrast, his fellow soldiers seem fearless. During the first action he flees in panic, only to recover and fight bravely.
DVD Fic Dam
Damas, Alexandre. Alexandre Damas : The count of Monte Cristo. Jim Caviezel ; Guy Pearce ; Richard Harris.
DVD FIC DAN
Dangerous minds. Widescreen format. Burbank, Calif. : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ;, c1995.
Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett. A former U.S. Marine and first-time teacher finds that conventional methods don't work with her tough inner-city students, so she breaks the rules to create her own curriculum.
DVD FIC DEA
Dead Poets Society. Widescreen format. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video :, , c1989.
Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke. John Keating is a passionate English teacher at a stuffy private school who encourages his students to question authority and live life to its fullest.
DVD Fic Dic
Dickens, Charles. A Christmas carol. 1984.
George C. Scott.
DVD Fic Dic
Dickens, Charles. Great expectations. General Film Distributors, c1998.
After harsh years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman from an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving.
DVD Fic Dum
The man in the iron mask. MGM Home Entertainment, c1998.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne. Dual heirship to the throne of France has one brother being the King of France and the other a prisoner at Isle St. Marguerite. D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers reappear as stalwart supporters of Philippe, twin brother of Louis 14th, who is tossed into the bastile with a fiendishly designed locked iron mask to prevent anyone from realizing he is heir to the throne. Through D'Artagnan's aid, Philippe reverses places with Louis to rule his people understandingly, with Louis killed while wearing the mask of his own design.
DVD FIC FAR
Far from the madding crowd. [Standard format]. [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, 2012.
Paloma Baeza, Nigel Terry, Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Firth. Dramatizes Thomas Hardy's novel, in which an English farmer, soldier and aristocrat court a rural Victorian beauty.
DVD Fic Fid
Fiddler on the roof. California : MGM Home Entertainment, 2005.
Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann.