Shrink-wrapped. Director ken burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and reveals his extraordinary life, incredible success and defeat, comedy, filled with adventure and literary pursuit, and tragedy. As america's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings.
Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism.
Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
Menacing black blizzards killed farmers’ crops and livestock, threatened the lives of their children, and forced thousands of desperate families to pick up and move somewhere else. Shrink-wrapped. The dust bowl, a four-hour, two-episode documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us—a lesson we ignore at our peril.
The dust bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with more than two dozen survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance.
The Journey of the Corps of Discovery - Lewis & Clark
Journey with them across a breath-taking landscape for an experience that explores the history and the promise of America. Shrink-wrapped. It was the united states' first exploration of the West and one of the nation's most enduring adventures. Warner home video takes a look back at the moments and events in history that shaped the world we live in today from Lewis & Clark to the present in "Warner Explorations: History.
Sent by president jefferson to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark led the most courageous and important expedition in American history.
Mark Twain Tonight
Shrink-wrapped. Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New. Hal holbrook's classic performance captures the flamboyant humor and irreverence of Mark Twain, in this remarkable 90 minute, one man show.
Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson
President in 1801. Government and helps create the first political party, in bitter struggles with the Federalists. Returning from France, Jefferson strives to preserve the fragile new U. S. He becomes vice president in 1797, and the third U. S. His last years are spent founding the University of Virginia. Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New.
His louisiana purchase doubles the nation's size, but he faces controversy and scandal, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello in 1809. Shrink-wrapped.
Americas Best Idea - Ken Burns: The National Parks
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Ken Burns: Prohibition
Prohibition, tells the story of the rise, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Shrink-wrapped. The film starts with the early history of alcohol in America and examines the 19th-century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933.
Shrink-wrapped. This 6-hour, three part documentary also includes over 2 hours of bonus content. Shrink-wrapped. Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962.
Ken burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, and Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.
Spanning the years from the first european advance into the wilderness to the dawn of the 20th century, the series portrays the profound, often devastating impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers and exploiters had on Indian peoples and the land. In vivid imagery and in words spoken by many of today's best-known personalities, The West shows how the discovery of gold in California changed the country forever.
Shrink-wrapped. Witness the torrent of violence triggered by the civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the tragedies at Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee -- all the key events and the people who created and shaped this great American story. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New. Produced by acclaimed filmmaker ken burns, this sweeping documentary reveals the American West stripped of its Hollywood mythology, yet filled with intense drama and peopled with a mix of larger-than-life heroes and villains.
Brooklyn Bridge - Ken Burns America Collection
Filmmaker ken burns describes the engineering feat of John Roebling and his son, Washington, completed in 1883. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Filmmakers ken burns and Lynn Novick examine the architect's achievements, virtues and flaws. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Mark twain tonight! - DVD Brand New. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.