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Tranchin, Rob

Overview
Works: 21 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 1,031 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Production personnel
Classifications: E404, 973.62
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Publications about Rob Tranchin
Publications by Rob Tranchin
Most widely held works by Rob Tranchin
U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( visu )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories to the U.S. for $15 million. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brought together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day
Sweet tornado Margo Jones and the American theater ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Margo Jones was one of the major innovators and visionaries in American theater history. She founded Theatre '47 (the name changed with every year) in Dallas, a non-profit professional theater that was the first of its kind in the country, and ran it until her untimely death in 1955. It provided the model for the resident theater movement of the 1960s and '70s that transformed the American stage. She was a crucial figure in the early career of Tennessee Williams and discovered playwright William Inge. Her 1955 world premiere in Dallas of Lawrence and Lee's "Inherit the Wind"--Initially rejected by eight Broadway producers - saved a major American play. Unjustly forgotten since her early death, this film presents Margo's story using archival materials, personal recollections, and dramatic recreations of her life
Matisse & Picasso ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the Kimball Art Museum's exhibition, Matisse & Picasso : a gentle rivalry, and the writing of Françoise Gilot, this video explores the relationship of Picasso and Matisse. Through paintings, historical photographs and critical comparisons of the painters' works, the viewer learns of the respect and admiration each artist had for the other and of their friendship
For a deaf son ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"The story of a family's journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical options, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. Uses the first person diary, performance and traditional documentary techniques to explore the practical communication problems faced by hearing parents of deaf children."
U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"The U.S. army reaches the Mexican capital defended by 20,000 Mexican soldiers led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The battle for Mexico city begins with heavy casualties on both sides. Mexican defenders fight back courageously, but the capital is finally forced to surrender. General Winfield Scott rides triumphantly into Mexico City to occupy the fabled "Halls of Montezuma." On Feb. 2, 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, and a new border is established between Mexico and the United States"--Container
U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"In 1836, Texans--most of them immigrants from the United States--rebel against Mexico. A Mexican army arrives in Texas to put down the rebellion but is defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto. Ten years later, Texas is annexed by the United States, and the United States and Mexico become embroiled in a border dispute. In April 1846, Zachary Taylor's troops clash near the Rio Grande with Mexican forces under the command of General Mariano Arista. The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma signal the beginning of war"--Container
U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"In 1846, former Mexican President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna returns from exile to unite Mexico against the U.S. invasion. U.S. President James K. Polk formulates a plan to open a second front against Mexico. In 1847, Santa Anna's troops meet Zachary Taylor's army on a furrowed plain near the small hacienda of Buena Vista. Winfield Scott lands 10,000 U.S. soldiers on the beach at Veracruz. Scott and Santa Anna meet at Cerro Gordo in a battle that turns into a rout of the Mexican army. Defeated but unbowed, Santa Anna falls back to Mexico City to defend the capital"--Container
U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"In June of 1846, an army of 1600 soldiers begin a 900 mile march to conquer the Mexican territory of New Mexico. In California, wealthy rancher Mariano Vallejo is imprisoned by a group of U.S. settlers in the Bear Flag Revolt, which gives birth to the short-lived independent Republic of California. When Mexico still refuses to surrender, U.S. President Polk turns his attention to the "Halls of Montezuma," Mexico City itself"--Container
The hour of sacrifice ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
In 1846, former Mexican President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna returns from exile to unite Mexico against the U.S. invasion. U.S. President James K. Polk formulates a plan to open a second front against Mexico. In 1847, Santa Anna's troops meet Zachary Taylor's army near the small hacienda of Buena Vista. Winfield Scott lands 10,000 U.S. soldiers on the beach at Veracruz. Scott and Santa Anna meet at Cerro Gordo in a battle that turns into a rout of the Mexican army. Defeated but unbowed, Santa Anna falls back to Mexico City to defend the capital
War for the borderlands ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
In June of 1846, an army of 1600 soldiers begin a 900 mile march to conquer the Mexican territory of New Mexico. In California, wealthy rancher Mariano Vallejo is imprisoned by a group of U.S. settlers in the Bear Flag Revolt, which gives birth to the short-lived independent Republic of California
Neighbors and strangers ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"In 1836, Texans--most of them immigrants from the United States--rebel against Mexico. A Mexican army arrives to put down the rebellion but is defeated. Ten years later, Texas is annexed by the United States, and the United States and Mexico become embroiled in a border dispute."--Container
The fate of nations ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"The U.S. army reaches the Mexican capital defended by 20,000 Mexican soldiers led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The battle for Mexico city begins with heavy casualties on both sides. Mexican defenders fight back courageously, but the capital is finally forced to surrender. General Winfield Scott rides triumphantly into Mexico City to occupy the fabled "Halls of Montezuma." On Feb. 2, 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, and a new border is established between Mexico and the United States"--Container
U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Neighbors and strangers: Tensions mount between the expanding United States and Mexico during the 1830s and come to a boil in 1836, when Americans living in Texas, then part of Mexico, rebel against Mexican authority. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna leads a Mexican army against the insurgents but fails to stop the rebellion. Nine years later, the U.S. annexes Texas and the two countries become embroiled in a border dispute. War for the borderlands: President Polk orders the Army of the West to take over New Mexico, while John C. Fremont leads a rebellion that overthrows Mexican authority in California. Fremont's followers initially declare themselves an independent republic, but three weeks later decide to join the United States. Mexican settlers in both territories fight in vain to reclaim their land, and U.S. forces move south toward Mexico City
U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The hour of sacrifice: Santa Anna returns from exile in Cuba and is again elected president of Mexico. American President Polk orders a two-pronged attack on Mexican territory: Zachary Taylor's army move in overland from the north, while Winfield Scott leads an attack on Veracruz by sea. After defeating Santa Anna at Cerro Gordo and capturing Veracruz, the U.S. troops continue their push toward the capital. The fate of nations: American troops capture Mexico City after heavy fighting, and the war ends. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo cedes Upper California and all the states of the present-day American Southwest to the United States
Who cares about kids? ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Looks at the experiences of a group of young men from the inner city of Dallas who are brought together in a youth program called "Journey." The young men are taken to a camp in the woods of East Texas where they find themselves in a disciplined setting administered by tough-talking counselors. After an emotionally-charged group session, Ms. Angelou charms them all with her poetry, challenging them with her fiery prose, demanding that all of us recognize life's most important values and live up to them
La Guerra entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico, 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. Although the war lasted only two years, its outcome not only transformed the boundaries of these neighboring countries, but it also shifted the balance of world powers and shaped the destinies of each nation
Roy Bedichek's vanishing frontier ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A look at the relationship between people and the natural world in the company of the spirit of Texas naturalist Roy Bedichek
Living with the Trinity ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Whether as a commercial barge canal, environmental resource or potential riverfront tourism destination, plans for the Trinity River have been topics of considerable debate for generations of North Texans. With a renewed interest in the redevelopment of the Trinity River in North Texas, the need to balance public and private interests is once again in the spotlight. The documentary explores the conflict that developed in the early 1970s over plans to transform the entire length of the Trinity River into a barge canal linking Dallas and Fort Worth to the Gulf of Mexico. The controversy placed Texas in the national spotlight and spawned a lawsuit against a proposed dam at the mouth of the river near Houston that signaled a new era in environmental politics.-- Publisher's description
The American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The story of independent oil prospectors in Texas, known as wildcatters, is traced from their beginnings to the current day
Peacemaker ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The daily of climate of potential violence faced by many urban teens, as well as some possible solutions, are explored in a unique combination of TV drama and documentary starring students at Thomas A. Edison Learning Center in West Dallas, one of the city's poorest and most violent neighborhoods. The program focuses on the daily lives of several students, and follows the students as they prepare for their roles in a 25-minute drama written--with their input--by Dallas screenwriter, Victor San Miguel. The students were all voluntary participants in an innovative 11-week anti-violence workshop conducted at the school
 
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