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VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia

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Works: 453 works in 499 publications in 1 language and 8,248 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary television programs  History  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical films  Historical films 
Classifications: F592.7, 917.8
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Most widely held works by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
Victory in the Pacific ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
"Take no prisoners. Fight to the bitter end." Those were everyday words to combat troops on both sides at the end of World War II in the Pacific. And they led to an unprecedented orgy of slaughter. American Experience examines the final months of the war and looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage point of the Japanese and the Americans and decisions made by leaders on both sides that finally ended the war
The American president by Philip B Kunhardt( visu )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
The Founding Fathers had fought a war to rid themselves of a king. Yet, power inevitably passes from generation to generation. Several families have returned to the White House, with both the blessings and the curses of inherited power. This episode profiles John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Harrison, FDR and JFK
The phony war ( visu )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Depicts the beginning of World War II in Europe and the efforts of the United States to remain neutral
Mark Twain ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Traces Twain's meteoric rise from his humble birth in Florida, Missouri, to his prosperous 50th birthday in Hartford, Connecticut, when he was the nation's best-selling author. It follows young Sam Clemens to the small Mississippi River town of Hannibal, where he would store up a lifetime's worth of memories that would later populate his novels; his glorious time as a riverboat pilot; and his adventures in Nevada and California, where he failed as a prospector before finding his calling - and adopting his new pen name - as a reporter
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of women's suffrage through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship between Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony who were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. This final segment of a 2-part presentation covers the years from the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868 to the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution in 1919 which gave women the vote
Ulysses S. Grant : warrior, president ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This episode follows U.S. Grant's life from his frontier childhood through the victorious end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's subsequent assassination, including: Grant's duty in the US-Mexican War; his marriage and posting to the Pacific Northwest; resignation from the army; continued business failures; troubled re-commissioning into the Army and rapid advancement as the Civil War expanded; and his exceptional generalship during the that led to the final defeat of the Confederacy; and Lincoln's assassination that left Grant feeling responsible for taking up Lincoln's part in creating a last peace
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A two part documentary portrait of the life and work of architecture giant Frank Lloyd Wright, a brilliant, arrogant figure unbowed by scandal and personal tragedy. Part 1 reviews his early personal life and the beginning of his career. Also presents Wright's early architectural creations in the terraced "prairie houses" built in suburban Chicago in the early 1900s, the Larkin Building in New York, the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Ill., Taliesin East in Wisconsin and the Imperial Hotel in Japan
Woodrow Wilson ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
He was a gifted orator who was supremely confident before crowds, yet awkward in small groups. An emotionally complex man, he craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. This miniseries explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's greatest presidents. Woodrow Wilson's life was shaped by great conflicts: the Civil War which he lived through as a child and World War I into which he reluctantly led America as president. The second conflict ultimately claimed him as a victim. While campaigning for his far-sighted League of Nations, he suffered a paralyzing stroke from which he never fully recovered. The only president incapacitated in office, Wilson carried out his duties from bed with the help of his wife who became the de facto chief executive
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 53 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
TR by David Grubin( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
He personified America at the turn of the last century--confident, exuberant, involving--but suffered from hidden demons. He was Teddy Roosevelt, or TR, heroic figure of boundless energy and bleak emotions. Family letters and diaries, authentic film footage and interviews with family members and others profile an ambitious man: fearless in combat, loving and generous with family, and unafraid to take on powerful financial interests
Benjamin Franklin ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Traces Franklin's life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France
America 1900 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
President McKinley chooses Theodore Roosevelt as his running mate in the upcoming presidential elections. The "Boxers" gain power in China and the rebellion spreads throughout the country. McKinley quickly sends troops to rescue foreign diplomats trapped in Peking. People flock to Paris for the 1900 Paris Exposition, a showcase for American technology. "Jim Crow" laws define race relations and W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington become leaders and role models for their people. A massive hurricane devastates Galveston, Texas. William Jennings Bryan gains ground in his presidential campaign against McKinley because of the coal miner's strike in Pennsylvania
The secret life of the brain by David Grubin( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Fourth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode looks at the adult brain. Explores the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that handle them goes awry. Because of a stroke, Marvin Bateman has lost his ability to connect with other people and has difficulty making decisions. Another man, Johny Cortez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has panic attacks. Writer and psychologist Lauren Slater has been plagued with life-long depression, but believes that abuse suffered as a child made the condition worse
The secret life of the brain. syllable from sound ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Fifth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode presents recent studies which indicate that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact, that we do not lose brain cells as we age, and that the aging brain is far more resilient than previously believed. Shows U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz at age 95, still writing poems and reading to a live audience. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, neuroscientist Edward Taub has developed an innovative form of therapy that helps stroke patients overcome years of paralysis by reviving the damaged circuits in their brains. Scientists have discovered that elderly brains continue producing new neurons. At Harvard Medical School, neurologist Jeffrey Macklis is trying to find out whether it is possible to use the new neurons to replace those killed by disorders like Parkinson's Disease
Freedom : a history of US by Kunhardt Productions( visu )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The Declaration of Independence declares, "All men are created equal," but there is a glaring exception -- America's slaves
The persuaders by PBS Home Video( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Examines the "persuasion industries" of advertising and public relations. Shows how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their message into the fabric of our lives. Explores how the culture of marketing has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated to politics
A class divided by William Peters( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled the Eye of the storm. Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students
From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians by Public Broadcasting System (U.S.)( visu )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Jesus, exploring the message that helped his ministry grow and the events that led to his crucifixion. Born in the reign of Emperor Augustus in the Pax Romana--the Roman Peace--Jesus was a subject of the Roman Empire. Part one looks at how scholars and archaeologists have pieced together a new portrait of where Jesus was born, how he lived, and who he was
Egypt's golden empire ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The reign of Ramesses II - known also as Ramesses the Great - marked the high point of the New Kingdom and the high point of Egyptian culture. But like any highpoint, it was all downhill as the New Kingdom gradually fell into ruin
The murder of Emmett Till ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
 
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