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Beautifully designed folding umbrella to satisfy discriminating tastes and style. Artfully designed with a unique auto open and close feature that is sure to impress. Brighten up any rainy day with this 48" arc, auto stick umbrella.Auto openclose Folding Umbrella 48" arc Auto openclose super-mini umbrella Unbreakable fiberglass ribs Gift box
PocketMonkey is a 12-in-1 multi-tool that fits in your wallet, so it's always there when you need it. From opening bottles to adjusting screws, PocketMonkey helps you conquer life's everyday tasks. It's also TSA-approved, so you can take it with you whenever you fly. Made in the USA from heat-treated stainless steel, PocketMonkey won't bend, break, or rust.
The Headgehog is a multi-functional utility comb that fits in your wallet and can also be used as a wallet. Keep your hair styles or your beard tamed on the go. Plus the Headgehog opens bottles and tackles small projects thanks to its bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, phone kickstand, hex wrenches, money clip, comb and chip clip.Headgehog is a 7+ function utility comb that fits in your wallet! Keep your hair styled or your beard tamed while on the go. Plus the Headgehog opens bottles and tackles small projects thanks to its: Bottle Opener Phillips Screwdriver Phone Kickstand Hex Wrenches Money Clip Comb Chip Clip Made in the USA from heat-treated stainless steel, Headgehog tool won't bend, break, or rust.
Give the gift of clean and healthy nails with this manicure gift set. This kit contains five essential brass-effect tools wrapped up in a handy zipped canvas case. A must for all modern gentlemen. Includes: - Scissors - Two different sized nail clippers - Tweezers - Cuticle clippers
Based on vintage collectors patches, the bright and colourful Wanderlust print rewards camping, rescue and challenges. Adorned with a Backcountry Medic patch, this kit is ready for the next adventure!Includes: - 1 PBT Bandage Roll - 1 Scissors - 1 Tape - 1 Dressing Pad - Alcohol Swabs & Adhesive Bandages
Profiles Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in our history. Through their stories, we will chronicle the history they helped to shape -- from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to the founding of the United Nations. Buy this DVD and receive the free Roosevelt's logo tote bag. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of 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 those 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 States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear.
Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR served as president longer than any other, and his legacy still shapes our understanding of the role of government and the presidency. A film by award winning filmmaker David Grubin.
He personified America at the turn of the last century, confident, exuberant, but suffered from hidden demons. He was Teddy Roosevelt, heroic figure of boundless energy and bleak emotions. Acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin uses letters, diaries, authentic film footage and interviews to create a fascinating profile of this ambitious man: fearless in combat, loving and generous with family, and unafraid to take on powerful financial interests.
With a breakthrough interactive approach to reading education, classic fairytales with an innovative preschool twist and colorful and empowering young heroes, Super WHY! is the only preschool property created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures. Episodes includes: Humpty Dumpty; Cinderella; Pinocchio; and Rumpelstiltskin.
This Ocean Adventures Pack follows Jean Michel Cousteau, as he and his crew of divers travel east and west, north and south investigating undersea habitats and ecosystems, killer whales, wildlife populations struggling against the effects of pollution, and decreases in the population of various speciesFollow Jean-Michel Cousteau and his crew of divers as they explore an array of natural phenomena, investigate little-known ecosystems and meet with friendly and not-so-friendly inhabitants. The initial two-part episode, "Voyage to Kure, " sails to the outermost islands in the Northwest Hawaiian Island Archipelago where diverse wildlife populations are found to be struggling against the effects of pollution, over-fishing and development.
Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a carefully studies herd of elephants in Africa. This past fall, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herdThis DVD features subtitles in English (SDH) Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired Due to limited US rights, this product is not available for shipping to Canada .
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, the first cookbook connected to Milk Street's public television show, delivers more than 125 new recipes arranged by type of dish: from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and twenty-first-century desserts. At Milk Street, there are no long lists of hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, or all-day methods. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts, Japanese fried chicken, -soaked chocolate cake, Thai-style coleslaw, and Mexican chicken soup all deliver big flavors and textures without your having to learn a new culinary language. These recipes are more than just good recipes. They teach a simpler, bolder, healthier way to cook that will change your cooking forever. And cooking will become an act of pure pleasure, not a chore. Chris Kimball founded Cook's Magazine in 1980. Now known as Cook's Illustrated, it has a paid circulation of 900, 000. He also hosts America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country, the top-rated cooking shows on public television. A regular contributor to the Today show, CBS's The Early Show, and NPR's Morning Edition, he lives in Boston and Vermont. Fannie's Last Supper, the film of the dinner that Kimball served in his 1859 townhouse, airs in fall 2010.
America's Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Illustrated, and Cook's Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!
Join Christopher Kimball and the cast of America's Test Kitchen to reveal the test kitchen's secrets to foolproof cooking at home. From Modern Burgundy and Garlicky Roasted Shrimp to No-Knead Brioche and Fresh Peach Pie, these recipes will work the first time you try them, thanks to the dozens of test cooks who develop, refine, and test recipes again and again until they arrive at the very best versions. And as always, discover the best ingredients, gadgets, and kitchen equipment for your money! These DVDs also include printable versions of all 52 recipes!
Join Ming Tsai as he and a great group of guest chefs find inspiration from his East-West pantry and from surprise ingredients that range from exotic fruits and vegetables to meats and fish. "I want to bring you into the mind of the chef; we went into the studio and on the road with no recipes, no thought of what we would be making--using our pantry or favorite markets as inspiration, " says Ming. "We want to show you how you can shop in your own pantry and create delicious dinners on the fly." Ming highlights techniques to help you at home, from filleting a fish to sharing a technique for cooking veggies kids will love. Together with his friends and family, they share their culinary tricks for mouthwatering meals in these six great shows: - Ming and Jacques Pepin demonstrate the classic technique of "paner à l'anglaise" to make Panko-Crusted Butterfish with Wasabi-Avocado Crema & Mango Salsa and Paner au Beurre Turkey with Mushroom "Ratatouille." - Andrew Zimmern, "Mr. Bizzare Foods" himself, joins Ming to cook two new dishes kids will devour: Turkey Spring Rolls with Hoisin-Lime Dipping Sauce and Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Mixed Vegetables & Tofu with Miso Sabayon.
Each episode of Simply Ming features: - Master recipes: Utilizing no more than eight versatile ingredients, Ming whips up rubs, pastes, and vinaigrettes to serve as the foundation for delicious dinners throughout the week. - Guest chefs: From world-renowned chefs such as Jacques Pepin to his parents, Ming invites guests to test out the versatility of his master recipes by creating a new dish. - Food and pairings: Selecting the perfect bottle of champagne, or to accompany a meal is a challenge faced by most. Ming provides guidance on making the best choices. - Side trips: Ming goes on the road to uncover the secrets behind selecting the best ingredients, from the sweetest caramel to the freshest shrimp and local lobster.
Star chef and bestselling cookbook author Ming Tsai introduces a time-and step-saving approach to East-West cooking that puts its vibrant, complex flavors easily within reach of cooks of every level. Ming simplifies preparation by creating 25 flavor bases that can be made well in advance and each used to make several completely different and remarkably easy dishes with true East-West flair.
The Weavers' stint at Vanguard took place at the height of their popularity following their pop hits in the early 1950s. The Weavers' Best of the Vanguard Years features 24 songs with only the group and their acoustic instruments drawn from live and studio performances in 1955 and 1963, most featuring Pete Seeger. Included in the set are two previously unreleased tracks from the 1960 Newport Folk Festival.
At the close of the Civil War, former slaves won freedom, but citizenship and the right to vote were still five years away. However, Tennessee would grant freedmen access to the ballot box three years before federal ratification of the 15th Amendment, opening the way for black men to vote and represent their community for the first time.
Latin America is often associated with music, monuments and sun, but each of the six countries featured in Black in Latin America including, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, has a secret history. On his journey, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. Latin America and the Caribbean have the largest concentration of people with African ancestry outside Africa -- up to 70 percent of the population in some countries. The region imported more than ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. On this series of journeys, Professor Gates celebrates the massive influence of millions of people of African descent on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, and considers why and how their contribution is often forgotten or ignored.
The former Secretary of State, senator, and First Lady shares candid reflections about the key moments of her service in the Obama Administration as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the twenty-first century. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and former United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. She is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton, and was First Lady of the United States during his tenure from 1993 to 2001. She served under current President Barack Obama as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. Softcover, 560 pages
During the final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The U.S. had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the clock ticking, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in an effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.
American Masters: Norman Lear Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writerproducer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, American Masters - Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism. The documentary also features colorful stories from Lear's family, friends and collaborators, including John Amos, Mel Brooks, George Clooney, Alan Horn, Louise Lasser, Bill Moyers, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, and Russell Simmons. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady show how a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut became one of TV's most successful producers. Bringing provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week, Lear proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism - laughter - and created some of the greatest moments in television history.
These three screen adaptations, Henry VI in two parts and Richard III, tell the story of 'The Wars of the Roses', an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and Sally Hawkins, these films feature some of Shakespeare's most eloquent and powerful language.Henry VI Part 1 - Henry VI Part 2 - Richard III Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Okonedo & Tom Sturridge
The groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B and the traditions of theater, Hamilton reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. This book brings you the behind the scenes of the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon.
Shaun Evans and Roger Allam return as DC Endeavour Morse and DI Fred Thursday in a quartet of new MASTPERIECE murder mysteries, each unique and breathtaking in their complexity. Last seen languishing in a prison cell and framed for a crime he didn't commit, Endeavour is compelled to return to duty when a young woman's baffling murder requires his singularly cerebral mind to solve. As both men struggle to find their bearings amidst the rapidly changing climate of early 1967, these four new cases set against the dreaming spires of Oxford test their partnership in unexpected ways, as Colin Dexter's iconic detective is pushed to new extremes in his unrivaled commitment to truth and justice.
Oxford's favorite detectives Lewis and Hathaway return for the eighth and final series of the hit MASTERPIECE mystery, investigating the city's most complex and intriguing crimes. The arrival of new Chief Superintendent Joe Moody heralds a fresh dawn for Oxfordshire Police, but the high flyer soon clashes with Lewis over the latter's more traditional approach to detective work. With Hobson contemplating an international trip to witness the birth of her niece's baby, and the new boss piling on the pressure, will Lewis finally decide to call time on his policing career? Meanwhile, after years of avoiding the thorny issue of family ties, Hathaway is forced to confront his past.
Grantchester Based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie, Grantchester stars James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) as Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman, and Robson Green (Strikeback, Wire In The Blood) as his partner in crime, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating. This MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Series hearkens back to a simpler England, when WWII had just ended, Elizabeth II was the new queen, the death penalty was still in force, homosexuality was illegal, and the local vicar was a pillar of the community. Tessa Peake-Jones plays Sidney's indomitable housekeeper Mrs Maguire; Morven Christie portrays Sidney's glamorous friend Amanda; Kacey Ainsworth returns as Geordie's wife Cathy; and Al Weaver reprises his role as curate Leonard Finch.
Prime Suspect: Tennison The wait is over for the much-anticipated prequel to multi-award-winning global hit Prime Suspect. This visually-stunning, cinematic drama rewinds to 1970s London to portray the early career of the formidable DCI Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini), the role that established Oscar®-winner Dame Helen Mirren as a household name. We meet Jane as an ambitious, single-minded 22-year-old probationary officer, starting out as a WPC in a world where chauvinism and rule-bending are the norm. Jane's dedicated, instinctive approach is evident from the start as she is thrown into a brutal murder investigation, witnessing first-hand the devastating effects of violent crime, as well as experiencing tragic ramifications herself. Immersed in the music, fashion, and politics that defined a generation, we follow Jane Tennison as she establishes herself in a man's world, revealing the complexities of her ambition and personal life that shaped one of television's most iconic female characters.
The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special presents six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his 9-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable style of The Rauch Brothers.
Great British Baking Show: Season 4 (UK Season 7) Follow 12 amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside, hoping to be named Britain's best. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create new challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity, and skill. Judges Mary Berry, a best-selling cookbook author and the U.K.'s "doyenne of baking, " and Paul Hollywood, an artisan bread-making expert, join hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins in search of the best all-around baker among the contestants. Each episode brings challenges in three categories: a Signature Bake, to test the contestants' creative flair and baking ability; a Technical Bake, in which challengers receive basic recipes with ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and the Showstopper Bake, designed to display depth of skill and talent.
Capture the beauty of Christmas at Downton Abbey with this officially-licensed ornament. Whether you spent your days upstairs or down, the ringing of bells was a constant sound. This replica of the pull bells used by the family and staff of Downton Abbey that will help you ring in the holidays in classic style year after year. Mixed Medium Bell Pull Ornament © 2013 Carnival Film & Television Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Limit 15 units per order.
Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. Full of splendor, passion, romance, heartbreak, scandal and rumor, and now, with the help of this exquisite paper crafting collection you can create beautiful craft projects in the style of your favorite characters. The Downton Abbey Luxury Card making Kit brings you everything you need to create 12 stunning cards in a style inspired by Downton Abbey.
Capture the beauty of Christmas at Downton Abbey with this officially-licensed ornament. Whether you spent your days upstairs or down, the ringing of bells was a constant sound. This replica of the trio pull bells used by the family and staff of Downton Abbey that will help you ring in the holidays in classic style year after year.5.5" hanging ornament 3.5" W Mixed Medium Bell Pull © 2015 Carnival Film & Television Ltd. All Rights Reserved
We designed our jewelry roll to avoid the inevitable tangle of putting everything in one compartment. Our super functioning jewelry roll has two separate zippered compartments. (One compartment has two smaller pockets inside for added organization).You'll also find a strap inside for placing rings. Our quilted fabric gives the jewelry more protection - especially when it's rolled up! Features of the bag: 2 zippered compartments, 1 with 2 pockets Dimensions: Outside: 8 12" w x 4 38" h Inside: 8 12" w x 11" h Care Instructions: Hand wash or spot treat in cold water the surface of the jewelry roll only. Also line dry for best results
Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people's lives in the poorest section of postwar London.
The 5-CD deluxe soundtrack to the Jazz series by Ken Burns is a comprehensive overview of jazz, from ragtime to swing and bebop to fusion. This set contains nearly 100 songs from the best jazz recordings ever made, all digitally remastered. It includes an essay by award-winning writer Geoffrey C. Ward, detailed annotations and discography by jazz record producer Michael Cuscuna and saxophonist and jazz historian Loren Schoenberg.Star Dust Soon One Mornin' (Death Come A-Creepin' in My Room) Memphis Blues Livery Stable Blues Charleston The Chimes Blues Back Water Blues Pearls Dead Man Blues Wild Cat Blues Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home) Sugar Foot Stomp Heebie Jeebie Potato Head Blues West End Blues The Mooche East St Louis ToodleOo Black Beauty Mood Indigo There Ain't No Sweet Man (Worth the Salt of My Tears) Singin' the Blues Riverboat Shuffle Hotter Than 'Ell I Got rhythm
Foreword by Ken Burns In 1939, Rev. Waitstill Sharp, a young Unitarian minister, and his wife, Martha, a social worker, accepted a mission from the American Unitarian Association: they were to leave their home and young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and travel to Prague, Czechoslovakia, to help address the mounting refugee crisis. Armed with only $40, 000, the Sharps quickly learned the art of spy craft and covertly sheltered political dissidents and Jews, and helped them escape the Nazis. After narrowly avoiding the Gestapo themselves, the Sharps returned to Europe in 1940 as representatives of the newly formed Unitarian Service Committee and continued their relief efforts in Vichy France. This compulsively readable true story offers readers a rare glimpse at high-stakes international relief efforts during WWII. Defying the Nazis is a fascinating portrait of resistance as told through the story of one courageous couple. Artemis Joukowsky III, the grandson of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, has spent decades researching his grandparents' efforts. He is also the director and, with Ken Burns, coproducer of the companion documentary film, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War. Additionally, Joukowsky has devoted much of his life's work to improving the experience of living with multiple disabilities and promoting community services since he was diagnosed at age fourteen with spinal muscular atrophy, type III (SMA). Joukowsky lives in the Boston suburbs with his four daughters.
Ken Burns: The Story of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies He's taken on the Civil War, baseball and jazz. Now, spurred by a personal tragedy, America's foremost documentarian is tackling cancer. According to the Associated Press, Ken Burns will collaborate with Siddhartha Mukherjee to bring the author's book The Emperor of All Maladies to PBS in spring 2015. This DVD features Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH) This program contains mature subject matter which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CUNYU Presbytarian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a PhD studying cancer-causing viruses) and from Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron and the Journal of Clinical Investigation and in publications such as the New York Times and the New Republic. His work was nominated for Best American Science Writing, 2000 (edited by James Gleick). He lives in Boston and New York with his wife, Sarah Sze, an artist, and with his daughter, Leela.
In this panoramic documentary, Stephen Ives reveals the American West stripped of its Hollywood mythology, yet with intense drama and larger-than-life heroes and villains. The series portrays the impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers, and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land. Packed with vivid imagery and personalities, The West reveals the triumph and tragedy of America's drive to become a continental nation.
Ken Burns: Prohibition Blu-ray PROHIBITION, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The film starts with the early history of alcohol in America and examines the 19th-century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933. This 6-hour, three part documentary also includes over 2 hours of bonus content. This utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight. Here are the stories of the petty whiskey-jobbers, big-time bootleggers, and brutal gangsters; the flappers who danced the Charleston in New York speakeasies; and the families who stomped grapes in basements and made moonshine in backyards. But beyond the cocktails, this is a darker story about what happens when lobbyists divide the country with wedge issues; the contempt unleashed by smear campaigns; and the perils of unfunded mandates. By the 1930s, the "Noble Experiment" has bitterly divided the nation into wets, drys, and hypocrites. In 1933, with the country in the throes of the Great Depression, Americans have finally had enough—and rally to repeal 18th Amendment and put an end to Prohibition.
THE TENTH INNING tells the tumultuous story of America's national pastime from the early 1990s to the present day, introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, celebrating the game's resilience and enduring appeal, and showcasing both extraordinary accomplishments -- and devastating losses and disappointments. The film highlights dramatic developments that transformed the game: the crippling 1994 strike that left many fans disillusioned with their heroes; the increasing dominance of Latino and Asian players who turned baseball into a truly international game; baseball's skyrocketing profits, thanks to new stadiums, interleague play, and the wild card; the rise of a new Yankee Dynasty; the Red Sox' historic World Series victory; the astonishing feats of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds; and the revelations about performance-enhancing drugs that cast a shadow on many of the era's greatest stars and their accomplishments. Combining extraordinary highlights, stunning still photographs, popular music of the period, and insightful commentary by players, managers, experts and fans, Burns and Novick's THE TENTH INNING interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America. In an age of globalization, deregulation and speculation, the film demonstrates that baseball has continued to be a mirror of the country -- at its best and at its worst. The film also movingly shows that when America felt most threatened, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, baseball offered common ground, providing Americans with solace, distraction, and the hope that things could one day return to normal. The film airs 16 years after the original Emmy Award-winning, nine-part documentary series BASEBALL debuted in 1994 during the players' strike. The original series was seen by more than 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in PBS history.
Mark Twain - A Film By Ken Burns DVD:Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and reveals his extraordinary life, filled with adventure and literary pursuit, incredible success and defeat, comedy, and tragedy. Mark Twain Book Hardback: Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and reveals his extraordinary life, filled with adventure and literary pursuit, incredible success and defeat, comedy, and tragedy.
Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History DVD Special Bonus Video includes... FDR's Great Secret David Cieri, Composer Hyde Park, Springwood Sagamore Hill Oak Terrace Someone in the Shadows The Roosevelt Home Movies Warm Springs Campbello Able-Bodied Fala The Porcellian Club Franklin's Freedom And also... Deleted Scenes with an Introduction by Ken Burns Making of The Roosevelts This DVD features... - Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired - Subtitles in English (SDH) - Subtitles in Spanish - A Spanish Audio Track (SAP) The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Hardcover) - An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014. This handsome, engaging, revelatory book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Hardcover, 576 pages
The expedition, led by two remarkable and utterly different commanders -- the brilliant but troubled Meriwether Lewis and his trustworthy, gregarious friend William Clark -- was to be the United States' first exploration into unknown spaces. The unlikely crew came from every corner of the young nation: soldiers from New Hampshire and Pennsylvania and Kentucky, French Canadian boatmen, several sons of white fathers and Indian mothers, a slave named York, and eventually a Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, who brought along her infant son. Together they would cross the continent, searching for the fabled Northwest Passage that had been the great dream of explorers since the time of Columbus. Along the way they would face incredible hardship, disappointment, and danger; record in their journals hundreds of animals and plants previously unknown to science; encounter a dizzying diversity of Indian cultures; and, most of all, share in one of America's most enduring adventures. Their story may have passed into national mythology, but never before has their experience been rendered as vividly, in words and pictures, as in this marvelous homage by Dayton Duncan. Plentiful excerpts from the journals kept by the two captains and four enlisted men convey the raw emotions, turbulent spirits, and constant surprises of the explorers, who each day confronted the unknown with fresh eyes. An elegant preface by Ken Burns, as well as contributions from Stephen E. Ambrose, William Least Heat-Moon, and Erica Funkhouser, enlarge upon important threads in Duncan's narrative, demonstrating the continued potency of events that took place almost two centuries ago. And a wealth of paintings, photographs, journal sketches, maps, and film images from the PBS documentary lends this historic, nation-redefining milestone a vibrancy and immediacy to which no American will be immune.
In The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, follow Lewis & Clark's transcontinental trek with an African-American slave, Native American guide Sacagawea, French-Canadian boatmen, and a crew of young American army soldiers. The Journey of Sacagawea explores the life of the mysterious Sacagawea, using oral history of the Augadika Shoshoni, Mandan Hidatsa, and Nez Perce Native American tribes, and historical accounts from Lewis and Clark journals
Masterpiece: Poldark (U.K. Edition) Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit series that helped launch MASTERPIECE in the 1970s. Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Captain Poldark, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution and finds that his fighting days are far from over. Robin Ellis, who played Poldark in the 1970s PBS adaptation, appears in the role of Reverend Halse. This DVD features subtitles in English
The Ultimate and Official Guide to Seasons 1 and 2 of the Hit Series Sherlock--A Must-Have for all Sherlock Fans. Sherlock: The Casebook offers a multidimensional companion to the PBS hit show Sherlock. Covering the first two seasons in vivid detail, each case is richly captured on the page and re-examined through Dr. Watson's blog, Inspector Lestrade's police reports, and newspaper articles about the crimes. Sherlock's detective notes and any surviving clues from the cases are also included. Interspersed among the evidence are exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Rupert Graves; writers and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat; and the production team on everything from writing the scripts and bringing the characters to life on-screen to how the new Sherlock both reinvents and pays homage to Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective.
The Mind Palace is a unique celebration of the rich visual landscape of Sherlock, featuring over 50 pieces of artwork by artist Mike Collins. You can recreate classic scenes, add color to intricate interiors and illuminate the fascinating world of Sherlock with the power of your imagination. A vital clue from each episode is hidden within the original black and white illustrations, and only by completing the scene can they be found. The first official coloring book from the hit BBC series, filled with more than fifty intricate scenes and cast images from the show.