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L'avare

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The son and daughter of a rich money-lender long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry the people whom they're in love with rather than the wealthy spouses whom he has arranged for them.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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You Cannot Start Without Me: Valery Gergiev, Maestro = Impossible de Commencer Sans Moi

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This documentary presents a portrait of Valeriĭ Gergiev the man and artist; it reveals how Gergiev combines an impossible international conducting schedule with his job as artistic director of the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet, in St. Petersburg.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Planet Earth: The Complete Series

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A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.
DVDBlu-Ray
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Citizen Kane

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An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it.
DVD
2001; 1941
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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The Awful Truth: The Complete Second Season

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Compilation of the second season episodes of The awful truth, in which Michael Moore skewers politicians and the public alike as he places himself squarely in the middle of today's most controversial issues and events. The twelve half-hour episodes are filled with scathingly funny observations and humorous rants that boldly and ironically provide valuable commentary on today's cultural landscpe.
VHS
2001; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Speck of the Future

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"The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Http://www.pbs.org.
Online
1996
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Death Runs Riot

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"Civil war comes early to the West. In 'Bleeding Kansas, ' abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. And along the Rio Grande, oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, and leaves behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains."--Www.pbs.org.
Online
1996
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The Grandest Enterprise Under God

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"Explores the building of the Pacific railroad. Stretching from Omaha to Sacramento, this incredible feat of engineering and hubris utterly transformed the lands it connected -- previously remote prairies, suddenly there for the taking, attracted peasant farmers who began to plant wheat; cattle ranchers transported their vast herds to markets in the east; swaggering buffalo hunters pillaged native lands; Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge became boom towns. Furthermore, thanks to the increased pace of commerce and the easy accessibility between coasts, the United States became a real contender for world power. Specific topics in this volume include: the politics of funding and commissioning the railroad project, the recruitment of Chinese labor and the appalling death toll, Charles Goodnigh [...]
Online
1996
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Fight No More Forever

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"The federal government tightens its grip on the West, but three bold spirits remain defiant -- Sitting Bull, who prophesies his people's greatest victory but cannot prevent their ultimate defeat; Brigham Young, who must sacrifice a spiritual son to save his church; and Chief Joseph, who triumphs in defeat as an indomitable voice of conscience for the West."--Www.pbs.org.
Online
1996
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The Geography of Hope

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"Newcomers arrive by the millions, bringing a new spirit of conformity to the West. Indian children are taught to forsake their heritage, Mormons are told to abandon a tenet of their faith, and new laws deny Chinese and Mexican Americans a place in society. Yet the legend of the "Wild West" lives on, thanks to the greatest showman of the age."--Www.kpb.org.
Online
1996
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Ghost Dance

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By the late 1880s, Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled at Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures that once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future.
Online
1996
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One Sky Above Us

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"As settlers race to claim tribal lands, Native Americans take up the Ghost Dance, trusting in its power to restore a lost way of life until their hopes are crushed at Wounded Knee. The new century marks a new era in the West, an age of aqueducts and smelters. But the West remains what it has always been, a world waiting for a dream."--Www.pbs.org.
Online
1996
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Operation Noah

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Disaster in the form of hurricanes and floods, struck Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts during the summer of 1955"--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
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Pictorial Report Number 27

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Presents three interrelated stories. The first deals with medicine, the second with experimentation, and the third with construction. But all are concerned with some of the Army's peacetime roles. Tornado and fire set the scene for "Exercise Firedrill," staged at Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Here is a test, and thoroughly convincing, example of how a hospital might best handle mass civilian casualties of a natural disaster. The mock disaster was slated to affect the City of San Antonio in which nearly 1,000 simulated casualties are treated at Brooke Army Hospital. Where the first chapter of the pictorial report dealt with the role of Army medicine in relation to civilian disaster, the second episod [...]
Online
1956
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Army Newsreel: No. 1.

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In this episode there is a departure from the usual format. The footage is culled from the best of Army newsreels produced for American forces and their families in Europe. Newsreel in style, the footage was originally released in motion picture theaters, operated by the Army in Germany. It was offered to overseas personnel for their entertainment and information, and to keep them aware of all facets of their mission. It provides for the American people a reflection of what life is like for the soldier in Europe."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1957
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COMZ

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "International film star Jean Pierre Aumont host-narrates the little-known story of the U.S. Army's vast European logistical network, COMZ (Communications Zone), U.S. Army, Europe. From America, through the ports of Holland, France, Germany, and Italy flow the tens of thousands of items needed to keep the U.S. Army tactical forces prepared for any threat. Missiles, fuel, food, guns, tanks and many other items each day are routed rapidly from deck to depot and from depot to military user; that's one part of the story of how COMZ meets the enormous challenge of supplying and equipping an entire army on assignment in western Europe."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1962
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The Pershing

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Highlights of the preparations and conduct of the quick reaction alert mission carried out stateside in 1966 by a Seventh Army group that tested the feasibility of integrating the Pershing into the Seventh Army's arsenal of weapons."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1966; 1975
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World War I.

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The War in Europe includes The roots of war, The European conflict, America joins the ranks, and Supporting the war ; On the Homefront includes Civil Rights & Liberties, Fear on the Homefront, Peace, Diplomacy & Reparation, and Wilson's Last Days.
Online
2004
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Man, Moment, Machine: Alexander Graham Bell & the Astonishing Telephone

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The story of Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone.; "In one of those historical moments when a revolutionary invention dovetailed perfectly with the period that ensconced it, Alexander Graham Bell's March 1876 invention of the telephone functioned as the ideal accessory to America's then-burgeoning (and then-nascent) industrial age. In the process, this invention permanently displaced the telegraph as the chief method of interpersonal communication across lengthy distances. The History Channel documentary Man, Moment, Machine: Alexander Graham Bell and the Astonishing Telephone ventures back to the 1870s for a biographical portrait of Bell and a detailed account of how the telephone came about. The program touches on such subtopics as Bell's discovery of the inven [...]
Online
2006
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Man, Moment, Machine: Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose

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Experience the first--and only--flight of the Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes' massive flying machine he had built, and how he finally proved to the world that he could make his 400,000 pound H-4 Hercules aircraft fly.
Online
2005