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Florentine Films

Overview
Works: 566 works in 1,640 publications in 2 languages and 71,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Case studies  Television adaptations  Pictorial works  Sources  Documentary television programs  Drama 
Roles: Originator
Classifications: F592.7, 940.5428
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Most widely held works by Florentine Films
The Civil War by Ken Burns ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 4,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
The war by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
Mark Twain by Ken Burns ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
The West by Ken Burns ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
The Shakers hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the creation of radio and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
Baseball by Ken Burns ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine-part program on the history of baseball
Prohibition by Ken Burns ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
Horatio's drive America's first road trip by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
The Central Park five ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the Central Park 5-a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted of brutally raping a white woman in New York
 
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