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Ives, Stephen

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Most widely held works by Stephen Ives
The West by Steina Vasulka( Visual )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffelo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre and beginnings of the new West
The Congress by Ari Folman( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this elegant, penetrating and moving portrait of the United States Congress, filmmaker Ken Burns profiles an American institution whose ideals and actions affect us all. Narrated by David McCullough, the program employs historic film footage and interviews with insiders" including David Broker, Alistair Cooke and Cokie Roberts to detail the personalities, events and issues that have animated Congress' first 200 years."--Publisher's website
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seabiscuit is the remarkable tale of a thoroughbred racehorse and down-and-out jockey John "Red" Pollard, an ex-prizefighter. Together they become hard luck heroes for a troubled nation and two of the most celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Panama Canal by George Kish( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart
1964( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
New Orleans by Robert Frank( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 29th, 2005, a catastrophic hurricane named Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast of the United States. When the skies finally cleared, the survival of New Orleans hung in the balance. In the wake of this devastating event, as Americans continue a dialogue about the future of one of the nation's most distinctive cities, PBS American Experience presents New Orleans, a provocative history of the city that lies at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi. Over the course of two compelling hours, the film tells the story of America's most original urban culture, through rich archival photographic material, footage miraculously spared from the devastation, and a mingling of first-hand interviews with city natives including, Leah Chase, "The Queen of Creole Cuisine," stonemason Teddy Pierre, and renowned jazz musician Irvin Mayfield
Custer's last stand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history. Part of the Wild West collection
American experience( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Las Vegas : an unconventional history by Michelle Ferrari( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
Kit Carson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film draws upon rich archival materials, original recreations, and interviews with authors and historians to bring the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier to vivid life, and provide a lens on a pivotal but little-understood era in American history"--Container
Reporting America at war : a film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans head west along many pathways -- following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seeking religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. But whatever direction they travel, they move closer with every step to a "Manifest Destiny" that will make the West their own."
The speck of the future by Stephen Ives( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Http://
The big burn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond
Death runs riot by Stephen Ives( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil war comes early to the West. In 'Bleeding Kansas, ' abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. And along the Rio Grande, oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, and leaves behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains."
Fight no more forever by Stephen Ives( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The federal government tightens its grip on the West, but three bold spirits remain defiant -- Sitting Bull, who prophesies his people's greatest victory but cannot prevent their ultimate defeat; Brigham Young, who must sacrifice a spiritual son to save his church; and Chief Joseph, who triumphs in defeat as an indomitable voice of conscience for the West."
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American experience
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The CongressNew OrleansAmerican experienceLas Vegas : an unconventional historyEmpire upon the trailsThe speck of the futureDeath runs riotFight no more forever