History (Television network)
Most widely held works by History (Television network)
102 minutes that changed America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
A chronological record of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, assembled from video & audio footage recorded by more than 100 eyewitnesses.
Secrets of body language ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Examines political icons from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to 2008 presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain. Shows how politicians and celebrities use subtle body language to persuade masses; establish power; and advance careers.
The Great Depression ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Delves into the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and how it affected people, how the American public worked together to get through the massive hardships, and how the economy recovered with World War II. Examine the changes that swept the shaken nation during the first year - from the landslide victory of FDR in 1932 to Dust Bowl farmers. Americans sought release from the hard times wherever they could find it - from marathon dancing to going to the movies. As the Depression lingered and the New Deal failed to live up to people's expectations, some Americans fought back against the system. After years of crisis, WWII approached and did what all the protests and recovery programs failed to do - end the Depression. Includes photos, rare interviews, and footage of the culture, media, and politics of the times.
Rise and fall of the Berlin Wall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Computer-generated imagery, re-enactments, archival footage, and expert commentary provide political and historical context while helping to illustrate how construction of the Berlin Wall progressed over time - and how it was suddenly demolished by civilians in 1989.
Nostradamus 2012 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
It's a year that many have prophesied will bring a catastrophic end to life as we know it. Whatever is in store, many believe that 2012 will mark a major shift in the history of our planet. A detailed, historical investigation of this chilling prophecy that casts the doomsday warning in a frighteningly modern context. December 21, 2012 is bearing down on us with alarming speed. Whether or not we are able to collectively heed the warnings and affect a course to avert disaster may be the defining moment of the modern age.
The universe. The complete season two ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Venture outside our solar system in another epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries. With strikingly realistic computer re-creations, feel like you have traveled to the edge of the unknown including visiting strange and unfamiliar worlds; prepare for the worst; uncover the secrets of our own galaxy. Learn what 'Dark matter' is and how it takes up 95% of the universe. Find out more about 'White holes, ' which actually create matter.
Stealing Lincoln's body ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the President's body from its tomb outside Springfield, Illinois, and hold it for a ransom of $200,000. The story shows how important this beloved President remained to public so unprepared for his violent death in 1865.
Einstein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Albert Einstein and his fifteen-year battle to prove his Theory of General Relativity amid the violence of war and his tumultuous personal life.
Moonshot ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Relive the breathtaking story of Apollo 11 and the first manned landing on the moon. Go aboard the rocket and on its eight-day round trip to outer space for a close-up look at one of the most stunning and courageous personal and technological achievements of man. Interlaced with original NASA footage. Covers the crew's earliest days at NASA to the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step on the moon. From home life and families, to the argument over who would be the first to walk on the lunar surface.
The universe. The complete season three ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
"See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack...Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development...and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own...From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X, from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions, experience space in a whole new way -- not through a telescope or textbook, but firsthand." -- Container.
The brain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
"Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and state-of-the art CGI, this special shows how the brain works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory and decision-making. It takes us inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in extreme situations, examines how an autistic person like Rain Man develops remarkable skills, and takes on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil"--Container.
The Templar code ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world. Today, the group's legacy is played out in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and numerous works of popular literature. Despite the Knights' long reign of power, the order experienced a sudden collapse in the early fourtheenth century when certain members stood accused of unspeakable crimes and were subsequently tortured and killed. Interviews some of the world's leading biblical scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe and the Near East to probe the past of this mysterious order.
How the Earth was made. The complete season one ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, travel the globe to reveal the physical processes that have shaped some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets, and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that helps visualize how the earth has evolved and formed over billions of years.
Hunting Hitler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Examines the events of July, 1944, when a party led by highly placed Nazi officers nearly killed their leader in the infamous "Wolf's Lair," where he spend 900 days directing the German war effort. The program also uncovers evidence of a top secret plot hatched in London to kill the Führer.
Vampire secrets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Uncovers the ancient folkloric origins of blood-craving creatures from beyond the grave. Learn how the vampire myth is strongly rooted in Eastern European lore, but how it has also played a prominent role in the ancient cultures of Greece and China.
The Bielski brothers Jerusalem in the woods ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Describes the actions of Tuvia, Asael, and Zus Bielski during World War II. The three brothers, living in the Soviet Republic of Belorussia, built an elaborate village for rescued Jews. The forest haven included a bakery, communal bath, synagogue, and even a theater company. Although they mounted guerrilla attacks against the enemy, their priority was saving their people, eventually rescuing 1,200 men, women and children.
Primal fear ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Explores the history, psychology, and science behind what scares us most. Examines the roots of each fear, when the fear flourished, how the fear has changed over time, and how many of these fears have been manipulated to create mass hysteria.
I know what I saw government and military officials reveal the truth about UFOs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
"Documentary film that assembles the most credible UFO witnesses from arount the world in Washington D.C. to testify and share their wide knowledge of UFOs."
The universe. Our solar system ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Venture through our solar system in an epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries. Go on an exhilarating voyage through the cosmos. Witness the sun's birth at the dawn of our solar system, and its death, billions of years in the future; explore the possibility of a human settlement on Mars; and learn about the devastating threats posed by the meteorites, comets, and asteroids that routinely collide with Earth. From the farthest planets and stars in our solar system to the familiar face of our moon.
How Bruce Lee changed the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
With his lightining-quick hands and feet, steely body, and vast knowledge of martial arts, Bruce Lee was a one-of-a-kind powerhouse. He took on and out the bad guys with gusto. His astonishing skills brought him fame and movie roles. Learn the whole story from his birth in San Francisco to his mysterious death - some say the result of a curse - at the age of 32, just three weeks before the opening of his only U.S. film, "Enter the dragon." Along the way, Lee introduced ancient martial arts to the modern world, securing a permanent place in our popular culture. Contains seldom-seen interviews and rare home movies. Hear from those he influenced, from Jackie Chan to John Woo, Brett Ratner, LL Cool J and Stan Lee.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Assassination Asteroids--Collisions with Earth Astronomy Biographical television programs Biography Continental drift Cosmology Criminal behavior Criminal investigation Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Earth Educational television programs Evolution (Biology) Exploration of outer space Feature films Gangs Germany Hawaii Historical geology Historical television programs History Judgment Day Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Manners and customs Military campaigns Motorcycle gangs Murder Nature television programs Nonfiction television programs Nostradamus,--1503-1566 Outer space Pacific Area Plate tectonics Political science Presidents Prophecy Reality television programs Roosevelt, Franklin D.--1882-1945 Science television programs Television programs Television series Terrorism Unidentified flying objects United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Volcanoes World War (1939-1945)