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Rebel In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a Confederate spy. By 1863, Buford was working for the Union. But Buford harbored a secret he was really Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans.
KLAUS DVD #1401
Mad men Returning for its sixth season, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven 'golden age' of advertising in late 1960s New York City. Don Draper and the rest of the cast continue to captivate as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever-changing social climate.
Desperate romantics In 1851, London is in the throes of the industrial revolution. But among the dirty red bricks and smokestacks are four young, thrill-seeking artists: steadfast William Holman Hunt, naive John Millais, mischievous Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and budding journalist Fred Walters, otherwise known as the Brotherhood. Their quest for artistic immortality takes them into some of the lewdest, darkest, and funniest corners of the city.
The hollow crown The Hollow crown: New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard; II King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal -- IMDB., Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur ( [...]
Secrets of the dead "More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials led to the death of 19 innocent people, psychologist Linnda Caporael has been searching for a rational explanation for the symptoms of bewitchment. Her work has sparked an investigation into the wrenching convulsions, vivid deliriums, contaminated crops, hallucinogenic drugs, and a 2,3000 year-old murder victim buried in a bog. Was bread tainted with toxic fungus the real cause of the symptoms in Salem? Is this the same fungus from which LSD is derived? Can history's devastating witch hunts finally be explained?"--Container.
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The Borgias After exacting vicious punishment on all those who opposed them, the Borgias are at the apex of their power and influence. With the world around them embroiled in war and turmoil, the original crime family will continue to exploit allies, silence critics, and solidify legacies. But this time, the seemingly unbreakable bonds of blood will be tested like never before, as the house notoriously united against the world becomes divided against itself.
TV DRAM Borgias s.3 d.1, d.2, d.3
The Borgias Jeremy Irons stars in The Borgias, the saga of history's most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons and poisonously seductive daughter, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy.
The last king Captures the dramatic, lust-filled saga of King Charles II, from his youthful exile in the Netherlands to his numerous sexual escapades during his tumultuous 25-year reign to his secret deathbed conversion to Catholicism.
Downton Abbey The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever.
Byron Byron charts the rise and fall of an irresistible and devastatingly handsome genius who had it all and threw it all away. It begins as Byron's struggle for acceptance as a poet is reversed by the publication of Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, which turns him into an overnight success and the toast of London society--the 19th century equivalent of a bad-boy rock star. While disdaining social conventions, he needs money, so marries wealthy pious Annabella Milbanke after becoming in-famous for his affairs with serving girls, society beauties, and his half-sister, leaving the landscape littered with illegitimate children. As his reputation spreads, it is permanently tarnished, so Byron abandons England for self-imposed exile in Venice, and dies after taking up the Greek struggle for indepen [...]
KLAUS DVD #1238
The dust bowl Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.
Standing Bear's footsteps "In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son's last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, six-hundred-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom--choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words. The Chief stood before the court to prove that an Indian was a person under the law. The story quickly made newspaper headlines-- attracting powerful allies, as well as enemies. Stirring a nation's conscience and challenging the meaning of freedom, Standing Bear's Footsteps chronicles an Indian chief's odyssey, ending in a battle for civil rights unlike any other in American history."
The Gulf War On the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq, an authorative history of the Persian Gulf crisis. Features in-depth interviews with the key political and military leaders on all sides of the war, as well as participants from the U.S., coalition, and Iraqi forces. Investigates what really happened behind the scenes during the months of diplomatic maneuvering, the air war, the ground assault, and the war's ragged ending.
TR Roosevelt embodied America at the turn of the century. He was a world authority on birds and large mammals, a cowboy, soldier, explorer, scientist ... and President by the age of 42. Born into wealth, Roosevelt took on his own class from the Oval Office, regulating big business and introducing sweeping social reforms. He built the Panama Canal, won the Nobel Prize for Peace and left a permanent legacy of national forest and parks. But behind all his unbridled confidence was a man haunted by grief.