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Blumer, Ronald H.

Works: 104 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 9,291 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Drama  Short films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: E208, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ronald H Blumer
Liberty! the American Revolution( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of the American Revolution. Chronicles events leading up to the war, the revolution, and the writing of the Constitution. Features dramatic readings from letters and diaries of the period, comments by historians, and live-action recreations
Benjamin Franklin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Franklin's epic life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France
American photography a century of images by Ellen Hovde( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the pictures we have taken and where they have taken us. The series traces the profound effect photographs have had on American life--influencing what we buy, how we dress, how we get the news, and in matters of life and death, medicine, science and war
The Crash of 1929( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years preceding 1929, the stock market rose, seemingly without limits, to usher a "New Era" of prosperity-one where it was widely believed that in America, everyone could become rich. Yet in reality, only the rich were becoming richer. As told by the descendants of the financial "folk heroes" of the economic boom of early 1920s, The Crash of 1929, from the PBS American Experience collection, captures the optimism of the age- a time where the stock market epitomized the false promise of permanent prosperity
Alexander Hamilton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by power, scandal, and tragedy
World War II the propaganda battle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers interviews two chief participants in the propaganda conflict-Fritz Hippler and Frank Capra
The Reel world of news( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at newsreels, a unique 20th century institution. For over 50 years newsreels informed and entertained whole generations until their demise in the mid-1960's with the advance of televised nightly newscasts
An empire of reason( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Docudrama recreating the ratification debates on the U.S. Constitution as if they were being covered by today's television news. Highlights the New York convention in July, 1788
American photography : a century of images( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of the photographic image remains undiminished in the latter part of the 20th century, even though it faces new challenges from television, technology, motion pictures, and elsewhere. Photography Transformed examines surveillance photography and the Cuban Missile crisis, searing images from the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights violence-while highlighting the transformation to the new era of image-driven celebrity, presidential "image politics," and the challenge to achieve photographic truth when computers have the ability to alter photography without detection. The film presents a message that is very clear: despite new technologies, still images-whether captured on film or as electrons-will endure
Sacred stage the Mariinsky Theater( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the magical White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, this documentary features the best in Russian symphonic music, ballet, and opera at Russia's premier theater--the Mariinsky, also known as the Kirov. The film explores what the theater has meant to Russian and Soviet culture and how it has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution, and the collapse of Communism. It also looks at the life and work of Maestro Valery Gergiev, artistic and theater director at the Mariinsky, and captures the excitement of his world--a world populated with artists, socialites, financiers, politicians and celebrities. The film also features stunning performances from the opera and ballet, and interviews with scholars and performers
The world turned upside down Are we to be a nation?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 5. How do Americans, fighting in the name of liberty, justify the institution of slavery? The British hoped to exploit the contradictions posed by slavery and enlist the support of loyalists in the South, but they failed. The convergence of Washington's army and the French fleet at Yorktown trapped a weary British army led by Lord Cornwallis. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending eight years of fighting
WWII the propaganda battle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how, during World War II, the United States and Germany used motion pictures to inspire their countrymen and instill in their troops a desire to win the war
The new medicine by Ronald H Blumer( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion book to the documentary The New Medicine, featuring in depth interviews with the participants of this program -- world experts in their fields. They present the hard scientific evidence behind the fact that our mental state has a direct influence on our physical health. Together they make a compelling case that physicians must treat the whole person with an illness, not just the illness alone in order to promote true healing. Many are practitioners of Integrative Medicine and make the convincing case that listening to a patient's concerns and building rapport is essential for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan
Marshall, Texas ; Marshall, Texas( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers shares his personal history of his hometown of Marshall, Texas and explores the gradual effects of social change on small-town America. He recalls how the highly structured, close-knit quality of Marshall, TX, concealed the problem of racial segregation. Moyers interviews former town resident James Farmer, founder of the Congress of Racial Equality, and looks at the impact of the civil rights movement on this small town
Rights of passage( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Multiple languages and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the stories of the coming of age of four girls from Nicaragua, India, Jamaica, and Burkina Faso, West Africa. Puberty is too often the beginning of a life of abuse and early death in many societies
The times that try men's souls Oh fatal ambition!( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 3. Days after the Declaration of Independence was signed an immense British force dropped anchor in New York harbor, pitting the largest professional army in the world against George Washington's army of untrained volunteers. Washington wanted to conduct the war in proper 18th cent. style, but after an early string of defeats he realized he had to avoid fighting at all costs and keep his army on the run. On Dec. 26, 1776, Washington led his army across the Delaware River, surprising a garrison of Hessian soldiers at Trenton
The image makers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of public relations in changing public images. Recognizes Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays as the first people to use mass communications to influence public opinion and create the profession of public relations
Are we to be a nation?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly independent United States struggled with bankruptcy and individual states which like sovereign nations. A Constitutional Convention was convened in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, but wrote a revolutionary constitution instead. The ratification process defined what sort of nation the U.S. was to be
Liberty! the American Revolution( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with historians and dramatic reenactments of eyewitness accounts, this documentary series chronicles the pivotal events that took place between 1763 and 1789 as the United States came into being. In 1763, America's capital city is London, Benjamin Franklin is considering retirement in England and no one connects Boston Harbor to tea parties. But British efforts to enforce the Stamp Act in 1765 bring protests in America, and attempts to impose sanctions on the colonies are met with increasing resistance. Dumping tea in Boston Harbor is the final straw. The British send troops to Massachusetts to quell the storm and install a military governor in the Spring of 1774. John Adams is called from Massachusetts to Philadelphia to become part of the first Continental Congress which included representatives from the thirteen colonies including George Washington, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson
The reluctant revolutionaries Blows must decide( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. In 1763 American colonists were happily British, and proud to be subjects of King George. With the end of the French and Indian war, America became a land of opportunity, and the future founding fathers were poised to take advantage of it. Then the British imposed a seemingly routine tax--the Stamp Act. It created a firestorm throughout the colonies as Americans saw their liberties and power threatened. Benjamin Franklin found himself in the center of controversy as relations between England and America unravelled--Container
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Blumer, Ron

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