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1.

Fidel Castro: El Comandante

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He stood defiantly at the center of some of the worst crises of the Cold War. After over forty years of rule, he remains one of the most controversial political figures of all time. Join Biography for a revealing look at the last great Communist leader.
DVD
2005; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth

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Eva Duarte de Peron, or 'Evita' as she is also called, is one of the most controversial figures in history. A minor actress when she married Argentine president-to-be Juan Peron, her political power and prestige eventually equaled, and perhaps eclipsed, his. Was she the power-hungry Marie Antoinette figure her detractors claim? Or was she really the savior of the working poor? Rare photographs and films tell Evita's real story, from her humble birth to her tragic death of cancer at 33. Close aids and bitter enemies offer their accounts, and consider why she continues to fascinate us today.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Night Stalker: Richard Ramirez

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A portrait of one of the 20th century's most infamous killers. Includes interview with forensic psychiatrists and investigators who worked his case.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen

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She restored faith in the monarchy and led her nation to its greatest period of prosperity and accomplishment. Queen Elizabeth I is one of the most storied rulers in human history. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she assumed the thorne only after the death of her sister Mary. But once in power, she used her education, innate shrewdness and diplomatic skill to lead her nation to glory. Discover how she stabilized the economy, won the love and support of her people, and played an endless string of royal suitors to her political advantage.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hunchback: The Noble Beast

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"The tortured life of Quasimodo is explored through film clips, interviews and a historical look at the turbulent times in which he came to life. From the moment the great novelist Victor Hugo created him in 1831, Quasimodo's story has been retold numerous times in plays, on television, in operas, and in an animated Disney musical."--Container.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Julius Caesar's Rome

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The fascinating and real history of the world's greatest empire that tells the true story behind the events depicted in HBO's upcoming epic series Rome.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The American Revolution

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Revisit the birth of a nation in this truly definitive look at America's fight for independence and its world-changing rise to glory. From the Declaration of Independence to the Treaty of Paris, these are the stories and events surrounding history.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Russia Land of the Tsars

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From the first settlement of Russe Vikings to the brutal murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. This epic program encompasses nearly a thousand years of despair and rebellion, innovation and conflict. Explores the tumultuous lives of figures like Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Events include the December Revolution and Napoleon's ill-fated invasion and how they changed history.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Charles Dickens: A Tale of Ambition and Genius

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Born to a life of obscurity and dark despair, his genius made him one of the most successful and beloved figures of his time. Internationally famous just months after his first novel was serialized, Charles Dickens was among the world's first literary stars. But success and acclaim could not banish the ghosts of his childhood or keep him from the deep loneliness that haunted him until his death.
VHS
1999; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Humphrey Bogart: Behind the Legend

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A look at the life and career of the motion picture actor Humphrey Bogart, with archival footage and an interview with Bogart and Bacall.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Bill Robinson: Mr. Bojangles

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Reviews the legendary life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, his contribution to tap dancing, his "Uncle Tom" image and his struggle against discrimination.
VHS
2001; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Saints and Sinners of the California Missions

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Examines the colonization and establishment of missions along the west coast of California.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Elizabeth Taylor

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The life and career of Elizbeth Taylor is discussed with friends and coworkers.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Elvis Aaron Presley

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This unique biography examine's Elvis' intense relationship with his mother and the profound impact her untimely death had on his stardom.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Jayne Mansfield: Love and Kisses

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An actress in B-Movies, Jayne Mansfield had an obsession to be a star. Her ambition led to few good roles. She was killed in a car crash at the age of 34.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Jane Russell: Body & Soul

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Tells the life and acting career of Jane Russell. Discusses her ability to balance a Hollywood career with a spiritual home life and family. Also talks about her work on behalf of orphan children throughout the world.
VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Complete Churchill

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Four-part series chronicling the life of the twentieth century's greatest statesman. It is a brilliant integration of interviews, newsreel footage and fresh research unearthed for this series.
VHS
1992; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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The Hatfields & McCoys: An American Feud

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Examines one of the most fabled American family feuds of all time, the feud between the McCoy family of Kentucky and the Hatfield family of West Virginia. Includes comments from historians and modern-day descendants of both families.
Online
2005; 1995
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Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher of Freedom

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Statesman, scientist, architect and President, he was America's dashing Renaissance man. More than anyone else, Thomas Jefferson defined the principles and ideals of a young nation. Learn why he was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence in spite of his initial misgivings and more.
Online
2004
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Paul Revere, the Midnight Rider

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Discusses the real life of Paul Revere and the many contributions he made to his country.
Online
2005