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Founding Brothers

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Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and highlights Washington's farewell address. Volume 3 portrays the bitterly contested presidential election of 1796 and the difficult administration of John Adams. Volume 4 concludes with the poignant tale of the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson, and the story of the famous duel between Alexa [...]
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Man, Moment, Machine: Lincoln & the Flying Spying Machine

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"The Civil War isn't typically associated with high-tech equipment, but in 1862 the Union Army introduced an amazing surveillance device that foretold the future of fancy spy gear. This History Channel episode analyzes the device--a hydrogen balloon attached to a telegraph--and chronicles President Lincoln's involvement with its invention and deployment."--History Channel.
Online
2006
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Lincoln

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Filmed as if through the president's own eyes, Lincoln goes deeper than any documentary has before to reveal the troubled depths behind the man known as the Great Emancipator.
Online
2006; 2005
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George H.W. Bush

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"Presents the first in-depth assessment of the forty-first president of the United States, drawing upon new scholarship and unparalleled access to figures in Bush's private and public life. This film reveals Bush as a pivotal player during a critical moment in American and world history and in a powerful political dynasty... Features interviews with First Lady Barbara Bush, Condoleezza Rice,Colin Powell, Mikhail Gorbachev, and more" -- Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nixon

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A look at one of the most powerful figures in United States history, the strengths that made him president, and the weaknesses that ended it all.
DVD
2008; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Murder of a President

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Recounts the assassination and excruciating final months of President James Garfield's life. A brilliant scholar, courageous general, and fervent abolitionist, Garfield never wanted the job of president. But once in office, he worked tirelessly to reunite a nation still divided 15 years after the Civil War. As he lay dying, the North and South came together to pray for his recovery.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Real George Washington

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A look at America's first president, whose face is as familiar as the dollar bill but whom most of us hardly know. By using high-tech tools and scientific techniques, archaeologists, scientists, and historians are uncovering new clues about who George Washington really was.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Thomas Jefferson: A View From the Mountain

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Tells the story of one of America's most complex and enduring figures and his personal and public struggle with an issue that would come to define our nation. Also examines the possible relationship between Jefferson and Monticello slave, Sally Hemings.
DVD
2004; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lincoln

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Filmed as if through the president's own eyes, Lincoln goes deeper than any documentary has before to reveal the troubled depths behind the man known as the Great Emancipator.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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President Trump

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"How did Donald Trump transform himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president? In this one-hour investigative biography, filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team go behind the headlines to examine the key moments that shaped America's 45th president--from his childhood to his tumultuous career in the public eye"--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion

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From his days as a Dakota cowboy to the White House and beyond, Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion explores every aspect of Theodore Roosevelt's remarkable life.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dreams of Obama

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Draws on interviews with those closest to Obama to provide insight into how he might lead the country. A personal and political biography, the film examines the key moments that shaped Obama, and asks what his election says about America.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)