America, the Story of Us

America, the Story of Us

DVD - 2010
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Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : A & E Television Networks : History : Distributed by New Video, c2010
ISBN: 9781422982198
142298219X
9780547536176
Branch Call Number: DVD 973 Amer
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (552 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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When I was about fifteen, I did look forward to watching it via the ads from the radio. Now that my time has come, I think the reason why is because of Hamilton: the musical (which I already heard of the tracks at random exactly last year - that is another story I had a listen for the first time). I saw it not too long after Planet Earth, Life, and Blue Planet combined. The music was as repetitious as Kong King of the Apes, the pacing was too fast, and the dramatizations were excellent.

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kpelish
Feb 15, 2017

Zero stars. The producer's MTV-like scattershot tactics of rapidly shifting handheld camera, freeze-frame, flash highlighting, and an annoying musical score (too loud and heavy-handed) meant I gave up after a couple chapters.

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robertgrouse
Dec 30, 2015

....ok

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calfonzo1
Dec 19, 2015

it is a summary of the history of the US broken down in sections that are very interesting. It relates past with present. Easy to understand and entertaining.

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StarGladiator
Aug 11, 2014

Amazing! I saw this several years back and cannot believe some of the comments here? So a fellow who stood before the peoples of the world at the United Nations, Colin Powell, and held up a piece of pipe from a hardware store, claiming that it was part of a massive weapon-of-mass-destruction, has veracity? A Tom Brokaw, long a member of David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission, has veracity? Donald Trump, has veracity????

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carolchampagne
Jul 24, 2013

this movie makes history so much better! I acually remember what I watch!

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librarydvds
Jan 17, 2013

Magic happens when modern technology is taken advantage of to put a sweeping, complex subject such as history into an extremely interesting, comprehensive and understandable visual format through the use of time lapse and computer generated imagery that makes learning easy and enjoyable. This seemed to be an obvious and thorough effort to portray fact. What makes it even more satisfying to me is how it blows so much of the completely inaccurate/fictitious (either through lack of knowledge or intentional for some not-so-hidden agenda) and painfully dull history most of us grew up with completely out of the water. This series works on every level.

52107amb Sep 28, 2012

I'm not a huge fan of history. But these are really good and interesting. I'm homeschooled and this works really good I can sit and watch an hour and actually be able to remember what I just saw.

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DellaV
Aug 06, 2012

Had my son watch this for homeschool. It is very long, sometimes pedantic, but he liked it and did actually pay attention to some of it. The native American history parts were good. It's like a whole year of History in one case.

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mj7932
Aug 07, 2011

Finally a comprehensive documentary about history of USA. I very much enjoyed the information as well as dramatization of the events. USA passing through crises decade after decade and her struggle for unity is praiseworthy.

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claire_leininger
Sep 20, 2012

claire_leininger thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 85

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