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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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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: In a Class of Her Own

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Uses archival sources, home movies, and interviews to examine the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
DVD
2002; 1995
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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Bruce Lee, the Immortal Dragon

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A biography of Bruce Lee that draws on exclusive interviews with friends and family, including his late son, Brandon. Extensive footage from home movies, screen-tests and his legendary films. Includes his troubled youth in Hong Kong and the curse that supposedly follows his family.
DVD
2005; 1996
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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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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Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth

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To some, she was a hero. To others, she was a symbol of naked ambition. To the world, she remains a legend. Eva Duarte de Peron, Evita, is one of the most controversial figures in history. Rare photographs and films tell Evita's real story, from her humble birth to her tragic death from cancer at 33.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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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
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Yitzhak Rabin

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Rare film footage and interviews with Yitzhak Rabin's longtime friends and associates provide insight into the life and legacy of Israel's first native-born Prime Minister.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Dalai Lama: Soul of Tibet

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One of the world's most admired men, he is the spiritual and secular leader of a nation that exists only in exile. Born Tenzin Gyatso, he is the fourteenth man recognized by his people as Buddha's reincarnation and honored with the title he is known by worldwide - the Dalai Lama. Since 1959, when he fled his nation after a failed rebellion against the occupying Chinese, he has lived in exile. Follow the Dalai Lama from his childhood in the "Lost Kingdom" to today. Interviews with Chinese scholars, Tibet activists including actor Richard Gere and His Holiness himself detail the long struggle to free Tibet. See footage of the defining moments of his life including accepting the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
DVD
2005; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Truman Capote: The Tiny Terror

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Explores the life of American novelist Truman Capote, who made his name by writing classics such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood."
DVD
2005; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)