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41on41

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"A documentary about George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, as told by 41 extraordinary storytellers."--Container.; "An enlightening look at one of America's most beloved leaders, President George H. W. Bush, 41on41 takes the viewer on an emotional journey as it reveals a remarkable husband, father, grandfather and friend through the eyes of 41 extraordinary storytellers. The film explores the policy decisions, bipartisanship, good humor and character that shaped his life, and marked his tenure as leader of the free world."--Container.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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From his beloved summer home in Kennebunkport, ME, where he has come nearly every year since childhood, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, tells the story of his life. Capturing the president while driving around the property in a golf cart as he shares the history of the house and its surrounding structures and sitting for one-on-one interviews, 41 offers a rare glimpse at the life and times of a living former president.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United [...]
DVD
2014
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover

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Examines the strengths and weaknesses of a man destined to both win and lose the presidency of the United States in an election landslide. An orphan, Hoover was a self-made millionaire at an early age with a expertise in leadership, crisis management, and humanitarian work. His two terms as Secretary of Commerce left a legacy that impacts Americans' way of life today. Yet, as president, his policy decisions on employment and monetary and fiscal policy still provoke criticism from leaders today.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Thousand Days: A Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Film footage highlights the 1,000 days of President Kennedy's work in the White House including glimpses of his personal life, his goals for the United States, and his funeral procession.
DVD
2009; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
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JFK, the Day the Nation Cried: November 22, 1963

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The events of JFK's tragic death and funeral interwoven with a series of film clips showing the life and political rise of Kennedy, with interview segments by friends and contemporaries.
DVD
2001; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Monde Selon Bush: The World According to Bush

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"The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the Iraqi quagmire. How a bunch of people influenced by neo-cons hawks took control of the US foreign policy"--Internet Movie Database.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Lincoln

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Captures the drama of Lincoln in his own words. Drawn from letters, speeches and diaries, Lincoln's words are brought to life by the voice of actor, Jason Robards. Uses historic black and white photographs to portray Lincoln and the period of the Civil War in American history.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Thomas Jefferson

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Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson.
DVD
2001; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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The History Machine

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Film clips of important news events spanning the first three decades of the twentieth century.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Thomas Jefferson

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Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson.
VHS
1997
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Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator

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This video series presents an overview on the Reagan presidency through clips of presidential appearances, rare newsreels and archival footage from Reagan Memorial Library. Also included are Reagan's military-related experiences and U.S-Soviet military relationships during his presidency, a comprehensive look at the "Reagon Revolution" and his fight against government waste and high taxes, and a biographical look at Reagan's life before the White House.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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The Plot to Overthrow FDR

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When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Presidency in 1932, many Americans looked to his bold New Deal plans as the way out of the dark days of the Depression. But a powerful group of financiers and industrialists saw his economic policies as a threat. The Plot to Overthrow FDR reveals how, inspired by political trends in Germany and Italy, this group conceived of a plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force him to take orders from them. They envisioned a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans as the force to intimidate the government. The man they chose to inspire and lead this veteran's army was retired Marine General Smedley D. Butler, a colorful and outspoken champion of veteran's rights. But Butler was their undoing. After discovering the details [...]
VHS
1996; 1999
Ivy (By Request)
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The American President

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Ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of character and governing style of the men who have served as president of the United States.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Speeches of Abraham Lincoln

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"Lincoln's own words are authentically illustrated with the visual records of America's past, including rare still photographs of Lincoln and his times, original newspaper clippings, archival letters, documents, and texts of the original speeches."--Container.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Ulysses S. Grant

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This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a nuanced portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington. However, the strength of the Confederate resistance forced Grant into a hard war that destroyed the South and led to his being labeled "a butcher." Propelled into the White House by his battlefield success, Grant lacked the political skills to deal with the issues of the era: reconstructing the South and managing the nation's rapidly expanding economy. His two terms were rocked by bitter racial conflict and corruption scandals. Seven years after leaving office, Grant was financially ruined by the collapse of an investment hous [...]
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt

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A look at the public and private life of Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th President. Interweaves rare archival footage of Roosevelt in a reenactment of his life and the political and historical events of the period.
VHS
1986; 1983
Ivy (By Request)
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

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A story of the childhoods and marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Woodrow Wilson

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He was a gifted orator who was supremely confident before crowds, yet awkward in small groups. An emotionally complex man, he craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. This miniseries explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's greatest presidents. Woodrow Wilson's life was shaped by great conflicts: the Civil War which he lived through as a child and World War I into which he reluctantly led America as president. The second conflict ultimately claimed him as a victim. While campaigning for his far-sighted League of Nations, he suffered a paralyzing stroke from which he never fully recovered. The [...]
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)