Most widely held works by Phil Grabsky
In search of Mozart ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 515 libraries worldwide
A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances.
I, Caesar : ruling the Roman Empire by Phil Grabsky ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Starting with Julius Caesar, the author "charts the rise and fall of Roman power over 600 years."--Jacket.
The great artists ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Art historian Tim Marlow explores the lives and works of the greatest artists in history. Filming takes place throughout the world.
Hail Caesar ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Spans three continents and seven centuries to tell the saga of the Roman Empire and the men who shaped it.
In search of Beethoven ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
"He is one of the greatest musicians and composers in history. And yet his life-story is shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. So just what is the true story of Ludwig van Beethoven?"--Container.
Muhammad Ali through the eyes of the world ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the public image that developed about Ali as his fame began to grow.
The great commanders : Alexander, Caesar, Nelson, Napoleon, Grant, Zhukov by Phil Grabsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Includes Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant, and Georgi Zhukov.
The lost temple of Java by Phil Grabsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
I, Caesar the rise and fall of the Roman Empire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The public and private lives of six key men who ruled the Roman Empire: Julius Caesar; Augustus; Nero; Hadrian; Constantine; and Justinian. Includes unequaled location footage; unseen images; and careful re-enactments bringing the series to life.
Constantine the Christian emperor ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Biography of the Roman emperor Constantine.
Julius Caesar master of the Roman world ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Biography of Julius Caesar.
Alexander the Great and the Battle of Issus ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
"At the Battle of Issus, Alexander led an audacious charge across a river, crushing a massive Persian force. Still in his early 20's, he went on to conquer more of the known world than anyone. By the time of his death at age 32 he had established himself as a great commander AND a great conqueror."
Great artists : from Giotto to Turner by Tim Marlow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Julius Caesar and the Battle of Alesia ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"Julius Caesar, a scheming politician massively in debt, led his armies through a decade of conquest for wealth, glory and power. He conquered Gaul and precipitated the downfall of the Celts. In the Battle of Alesia he brilliantly used technological superiority and tactical cunning against a force who outnumbered him more than 5 to 1."
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Austerlitz ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of a revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. The Battle of Austerlitz, a spectacular victory against Austria and Russia, justifies his reputation as the greatest modern commander."
Ancient warriors ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Presents the typical experience of a warrior in each of these military cultures, using contemporary narratives, bloodless reenactments of battles, current views of the terrain, computer graphics reproductions, and artwork (sculpture, painting, etc.) from the period described.
The nude in art ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Examines the significance and symbolism of the nude in art and how, over time, portrayals of the nude body reflected changes in cultural beliefs. Begins with the first known nude which was drawn 26,000 years ago and shows how the nude in art has evolved as civilizations changed and societal values evolved. Consists of four volumes on two discs.
Augustus first of the emperors ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
After the death of Julius Caesar, two men vied for the leadership of Rome: Mark Anthony and Gaius Octavius. The latter finally succeeded and became known as Augustus, Emperor of Rome.
Heavy water a film for Chernobyl ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
"On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual. May Day celebrations begin, children play and the residents of Pripyat marvel at the spectacular fire raging at the reactor. After three days, an area the size of England becomes contaminated with radioactive dust, creating a "zone" of poisoned land. Based on Mario Petrucci's award-winning book-length poem, Heavy water: a film for Chernobyl tells the story of the people who dealt with the disaster at ground-level: the fire-fighters, the soldiers, the "liquidators", and their families"--Container.
Brazil an inconvenient history ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Few realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade in the New World. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil and at one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves. It was the last country to officially abolish slavery in 1888. This production charts Brazil's history of slavery using original texts, letters, accounts and decrees, with commentary by historians, anthropologists and others who recount the effect of centuries of slavery on Brazil today.
Ali, Muhammad,--1942- Art Art--Themes, motives Augustus,--Emperor of Rome,--63 B.C.-14 A.D Austria Beethoven, Ludwig van,--1770-1827 Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography Borobudur (Temple : Magelang, Indonesia) Boxers (Sports) Buddhist temples Caesar, Julius Command of troops Composers Constantine--I,--Emperor of Rome,--d. 337 Documentary films Documentary television programs Emperors Europe--Sparta (Extinct city) Generals Germany Gogh, Vincent van,--1853-1890 Greece Hadrian,--Emperor of Rome,--76-138 Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental Historical television programs History Indonesia--Borobudur Justinian--I,--Emperor of the East,--483?-565 Macedonian Expansion (Greece : 359-323 B.C.) Manners and customs Military art and science Military biography Military campaigns Military history Military leadership Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,--1756-1791 Nero,--Emperor of Rome,--37-68 Nonfiction films Nonfiction television programs Painters Painting Painting, Modern Rome Social history Spain United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vikings--Warfare
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