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Mao: Organized Chaos

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Documentary of Mao's years as ruler of China.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Mao: Long March to Power

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Documentary showing how Mao gained peasant support and used military force to become the ruler of China.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Roosevelt: Hail to the Chief

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Examines Franklin Delano Roosevelt's early administration showing how his promise of a New Deal was embraced by the American people and how his leadership, vigor, and courage restored a sense of purpose for the nation.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Roosevelt

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Deals with the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the years prior to World War II. Points out that his political moves were characterized by a new cautiousness and sensitivity to public opinion.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Truman: Years of Decision

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Explains that few people had great expectations of the man from Missouri when he took over after FDR, but his term in office was marked by great events and great decisions including the A-bomb, the Truman doctine, the Marshall plan, the Berlin airlift, NATO, and Korea.
VHS
1979
Ivy (By Request)
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Eisenhower: Years of Caution / By Drew Middleton ; Director, Jeremy Murray-Brown ; Produced by Nielsen-Ferns International Ltd. And New York Times Productions

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The architect of the Allied invasion describes himself as the supreme comander with no political ambitions, but his campaign for the top political office in the Western World is carefully and successfully managed. Explains how Eisenhower's Presidency was one of missed opportunity.
VHS
1979
Ivy (By Request)
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Stalin: The Power of Fear

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Examines the price of Stalinism in the aftermath of World War II--possibly 40-80 million lives lost in wars, starvation, execution, and unnecessary deaths.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Churchill: Voice of a Prophet

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VHS
1980; 1986
Ivy (By Request)
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Kennedy: Years of Charisma

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Tells that in life John Kennedy was popular, drew much praise, inspired affection, and had as many critics as most politicians do, but that in death he became a hero and a legend wrapped in mythology and sentimentality.
VHS
1979
Ivy (By Request)
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Khrushchev: The Bear's Embrace

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Documents Nikita Khrushchev's rise to power and his unceremonious removal from the position of leadership in the Soviet Union. Explores the role that Khrushchev played as the link between the closed world of Stalinist Russia and the foreign policies of Russia today.
VHS
1979
Ivy (By Request)
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Churchill: Voice of a Lion

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Portrays Winston Churchill's rise to power and his role as Great Britain's prime minister during World War II.
VHS
1980; 1985
Ivy (By Request)
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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi: Politics of Oil

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Details the life of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran from his succession in 1941 to his exile in 1979.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
13.

The End of the Old Order, 1900-1918

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First of a series which analyzes the concept and uses of power in our century. Explains how 19th-century certainties and assumptions about power were destroyed by the Great War and a new order emerged. The actors for the new drama are examined.
VHS
1979
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Portraits of Power

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Examines Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's role in world history from the Suez Crisis to the emerging struggle in the Middle East.
VHS
1979
Ivy (By Request)
15.

De Gaulle: Force of Character

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Tells how, with the fall of France, De Gaulle stood alone to preserve the honor of his country, how from London he mobilized the Free French and forced his way into the deliberations of the Allies, and how he strode down the Champs Elysées seemingly oblivious of snipers' bullets when France was liberated in 1944.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)