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U.S.  History  Dept.
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           on this page:
General U.S. History Books
General Movies & TV

Before & After Columbus

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Colonial Times
Revolutionary Times
Manifest Destiny
U.S. Civil War & Reconstruction
post-Civil War Era

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The XXth Century

Events of the First Half
Events of the Second Half
The XXIst Century

Books (and a few movies) on the past of the United States of America (exclusive of books on political issues)
with an eye toward not repeating the mistakes of prior generations.

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Barack Obama
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U.S. History Timeline Pages
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1969-2000    •    2001-2010    •    2011-2016    •    2017 to present

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Working Minds / Solutions / American Labor History Timeline

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History Compass Publishers [est. 2004] - publishers of U.S. history primary source materials


General  U.S.  History  Books
{ in chronological order }

Epic of America classic 1931 book by James Truslow Adams  "The Epic of America" [1931 classic]
by James Truslow Adams [1878-1949]

Book coined the phrase & concept 'The American Dream'
Simon Publns 9x6 pb [10/2001] for $31.63
Little, Brown & Co. facsimile reprint 9x6½ hardcover [1931 edition] out of print/used
History of American Labor  "A History of American Labor" [1961]
by Joseph G. Rayback

Free Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/66] for $23.95
Oxford History of the American People books by Samuel Eliot Morison  "The Oxford History of The American People" [1965] by Samuel Eliot Morison
Volume 1: Prehistory To 1789
Plume 8x5¼ pb [1995] out of print/used
Volume 2: 1789 Through Reconstruction
Plume 8x5¼ pb [1995] out of print/used
Volume 3: 1869 Through The Death of John F. Kennedy
Plume 8x5¼ pb [1995] out of print/used
Wasserman's History  
"Harvey Wasserman's History of The United States" [1972]
self-published 9x6 pb [3/2004] for $18.00
4 Walls 8 Windows 8x5¼ pb [12/88] out of print/used
author's website
Lies My Teacher Told Me / American History book by James W. Loewen  "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" [1990] by James W. Loewen
Kindle Edition from The New Press [2008 edition] for $11.13
Touchstone 9¼x6 pb [rev 10/2007] for $11.72
The New Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [rev 4/2008] for $15.84
The American Reader book edited by Diane Ravitch  "The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation - Benjamin Franklin, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Foster, John Brown, Robert Frost, Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Betty Friedan, and Others Who Have Inspired, Delighted, Enraged, and Roused America" [1990]
Edited by Diane Ravitch

Some of the others are Rachel Carson, Eugene Debs, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Faulkner, Gompers, Tom Hayden, Joe Hill, Jefferson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lincoln, Vachel Lindsay, Longfellow, John Muir, Tom Paine, Poe, Franklin Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, Pete Seeger, Thoreau, Harry Truman & Whitman
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [12/2010] for $10.67
William Morrow 8x5¼ pb [8/2000] for $13.39
HarperPerennial BOMC 9x7 pb [1990] out of print/many used
HarperCollins 9½x7¾ hardcover [1992] out of print/many used

Hamilton's Blessing / National Debt book by John Steele Gordon  "Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt" [1997]
by John Steele Gordon

Walker & Co. 8x5½ pb [rev 3/2010] for $10.88
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [1/98] out of print/used
Diane Publng 8½x5¼ hardcover [2/97] for $21.00
author's official website
The Century book by Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster  "The Century" [1998] by Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster
companion book for both the 12-hour ABC News series and the 15-episode History Channel series
Doubleday 10½x9¼ hardcover [11/98] out of print/hundreds used
The American Century book by Harold Evans  "The American Century, 1889-1989" [1998]
by Harold Evans

Knopf 11x8¾ pb [10/2000] out of print/used
Knopf 11½x9½ hardcover [9/98] out of print/many, many used
Short History of the U.S. Working Class  "A Short History of The U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times To The Twenty-First Century" [1999] by Paul Le Blanc
Humanity Books 9x6 pb [7/99] for $24.00
Humanity Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/99] for $52.00
People's History by Howard Zinn  "A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present" [1999]
by Howard Zinn ]1922-2010]

Perennial Classics 8x5¼ pb [4/2003] for $13.26
HarperCollins 9½x6½ hardcover [rev 2/2003] for $24.45
"A People's History of the United States CD: Highlights From The 20th Century", narrated by Matt Damon
HarperAudio audio CD [2/2003] 6 disks for $20.37
HarperAudio ABR audio [12/99] for $17.65
Oxford Companion to United States History book edited by Paul S. Boyer  
"The Oxford Companion To United States History" [2001]
Edited by Paul S. Boyer

Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7 hardcover [7/2001] for $64.25
Stories from American History  "Booknotes Stories From American History: Leading Historians On The Events That Shaped Our Country" [2001]
Edited by Brian Lamb
(host of Booknotes on C-SPAN)
Penguin 9x6 pb [10/2002] for $18.33
Public Affairs 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2001] out of print/100+ used
From The Folks Who Brought You The Weekend  "From The Folks Who Brought You The Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor In The United States" [2001]
by Priscilla Murolo & A. B. Chitty; illustrations by Joe Sacco

"[an] extraordinarily fine addition to U.S. history and labor literature"
New Press 9.4x6¼ pb [2/2003] for $12.57
New Press hardcover [9/2001] out of print/used
Where America Went Wrong book by John R. Talbott  "Where America Went Wrong: and How To Regain Her Democratic Ideals" [2004]
by John R. Talbott

"The question for America no longer comes down to Democrats vs. Republicans nor liberals vs. conservatives nor free market libertarians vs. anti-globalists, but rather to a simple formulation of the people vs. the elites ... Wake up! The Class War has already begun."
Financial Times Press 9x6 pb [2/2009] out of print/used
Financial Times Prentice Hall 9x6 hardcover [5/2004] out of print/used
author's official website
Empire of Wealth book by John Steele Gordon  "An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power, 1607-2001"
[2004] by John Steele Gordon

"[a] fresh, interesting, and informative ... economic biography of our country"
Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [11/2005] for $10.37
HarperCollins 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2004] for $16.98
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History propaganda by dunderhead Thomas E. Woods, Jr.  "The Politically Incorrect Guide To American History" [11/2004]
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., PhD

More accurate title for this Regnery series is 'Incorrect Guide'; contains right-wing propaganda with no relation to reality – you should not buy or read this garbage.
Patriot's History of The United States book by Larry Schweikart & Michael Patrick Allen  "A Patriot's History of The United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery To The War On Terror" [12/2004 New York Times bestseller]
by Larry Schweikart & Michael Allen

Fox TV talking head Schweikart and Washington State University sociologist Allen provide a mountain of right-wing half-truths disguised as history; the aggressive, defensive, vitriolic & pandering tones of their assertions are contradicted by factual evidence. "There is nothing about this book that even attempts to be historically accurate or objective; it's not history, it's mythology based on a cherry-picked selection of historical events", with "an undercurrent of seething hatred for Marxists, leftists, liberals, and other God-hating pinko commies the world over". — DO NOT BUY THIS TRIPE

Dark Ages America book by Morris Berman  "Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire" [2006] by Morris Berman
"Whatever crimes this book may be charged with, its worst offense is stating the plain truth."
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2/2011] for $9.99
W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [2007] for $13.76
W.W. Norton 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2006] out of print/50+ used
author website
Overthrow / Regime Change  "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change From Hawaii To Iraq" [2006]
by New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer

Times Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [4/2006] for $16.50
Tantor Media UNABR audio CD [5/2006] for $25.19
American Story / 100 True Tales children's book by Jennifer Armstrong  "The American Story: 100 True Tales From American History" [ages 8-12; 2006]
by Jennifer Armstrong, Illustrated by Roger Roth

Alfred A. Knopf 11x9¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $24.59
Liars For Jesus book by Chris Rodda  "Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History" [2006]
by Chris Rodda, Foreword by Rev. Wm. N. Esborn

This is not a book about religion. It is a history book that debunks the distortions invented and used by Christian Nationalist history revisionists in their efforts to spread their far-right political agenda and destroy the wall of separation between church and state in America.
Kindle Edition from BookSurge Publng [2006 edition] for $9.99
BookSurge Publng 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $20.52
Time Magazine America Illustrated History book  
"America: An Illustrated History" [2007]
by the Editors of Time Magazine

Time Magazine 12¼x11 bargain hardcover [10/2007] for $11.98
Time Magazine 12¼x11 hardcover [10/2007] for $19.77
Intellectual Devotional / American History  "The Intellectual Devotional: American History - Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education & Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past" [2007]
by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim

Modern Times 8x5½ hardcover [10/2007] for $16.32
Hollywood Goes To Washington book by Michael Coyne  "Hollywood Goes To Washington: American Politics On Screen" [2008]
by Michael Coyne

Reaktion Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2008] for $19.00
48 Liberal Lies About American History book by Larry Schweikart  "48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned In School)"
[2008] by Fox TV talking head Larry Schweikart

Nothing but a load of shameful conservative bias that offers absolutely no alternative views, part of the childish mudslinging battle between the right wing and objective American history.
DO NOT BUY THIS TRIPE
Progressive Revolution / Best in America book by Michael Lux  "The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be" [2009]
by Michael Lux, co-founder of Progressive Strategies [est. 1999]

"Progressives invented the American ideal and inspired the American Revolution. Conservatives, then known as Tories, opposed it. Since then, every major advancement in American freedom, democracy, social justice, and economic opportunity has been fostered, fought for, and won by progressives against conservative resistance."
Wiley 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2009] for $18.84
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers propaganda by dunderhead Brion McClanahan  "The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Founding Fathers" [6/2009]
by Brion McClanahan, PhD

More accurate title for this Regnery series is 'Incorrect Guide'; contains right-wing propaganda with no relation to reality – you should not buy or read this garbage.
Century for Young People, 1901-1936 book by Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster  "The Century For Young People" [2009] by Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster
book entry at Wikipedia {see also 15-episode 1999 TV series above}
Volume 1: "1901-1936: Becoming Modern America" [2009]
Delacorte Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2009] for $9.99
Delacorte Books 8¼x5½ library hardcover [9/2009] for $12.99
Volume 2: "1936-1961: Defining America" [2009]
Delacorte Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2009] for $9.99
Delacorte Books 8x5¼ library hardcover [9/2009] for $12.99
Volume 3: "1961-1999: Changing America" [2009]
Delacorte Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2009] for $9.99
Delacorte Books 8½x5½ library hardcover [9/2009] for $12.99
Almanac of American Politics book series edited by Michael Barone & Richard E. Cohen  "The Almanac of American Politics" [since 1972]
Edited by Michael Barone, with Richard E. Cohen or Chuck McCutcheon

2014 Edition: Kindle Edition from Univ Chicago Press [9/2013] for $30.99
2014 Edition: Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [9/2013] for $53.83
2014 Edition: Univ Chicago Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2013] for $91.62
2012 Edition: Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [9/2011] out of print/used
2012 Edition: Univ Chicago Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $79.06
2010 Edition: National Journal Group 8½x6 pb [9/2009] out of print/used
2010 Edition: National Journal Group 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2009] out of print/used
official booksite
Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States book edited by Daniel Ruddy  
"Theodore Roosevelt's History of The United States: His Own Words, Selected & Arranged by Daniel Ruddy" [2010]
Smithsonian 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $18.47

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919] Page

Seven Events That Made America America book by Larry Schweikart  "Seven Events That Made America America - and Proved That The Founding Fathers Were Right All Along" [2/2010 bestseller] by Larry Schweikart
"Overwrought right-wing screed" by Fox TV talking head Schweikart, whose "conclusions run to rabid anti-collectivist sermonizing" — DO NOT BUY THIS TRIPE
America's Forgotten History, Part 1: Foundations book for Kindle by Mark David Ledbetter  "America's Forgotten History, Part One: Foundations" [2010]
by Mark David Ledbetter

Volume 1 of projected five: Definite libertarian slant, but reviewers like the surprising insights; looks at America's past from the English Civil War to colonization and the Revolution, ending after Madison's presidency, roughly 1820
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2010] for $1.50 {sic}
America's Forgotten History, Part 2: Foundations book for Kindle by Mark David Ledbetter  "America's Forgotten History, Part Two: Rupture" [2010]
by Mark David Ledbetter

Volume 2 of projected five: Definite libertarian slant, but reviewers like the surprising insights; looks at America's past from after Madison's presidency (roughly 1820) thru Lincoln and the U.S. Civil War
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2010] for $1.50 {sic}
lulu.com 8¾x6 pb [4/2010] for $25.00
Mental Floss History of the United States book by Erik Sass  "The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America" [2010]
by Erik Sass, with Will Pearson & Mangesh Hattikudu

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [10/2010] for $9.78
William Morrow 8¼x5½ pb [10/2011] for $11.67
Harper 8¾x6¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $17.24
Mental Floss Magazine official website
American History Goes to the Movies book by W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz  "American History Goes To The Movies: Hollywood and The American Experience"
[2010] by W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz

Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world. Such popular representations of historic events alter the way that audiences under-stand America's history, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. The author uses films from many different genres, covering the Civil War, the Wild West, the life & assassination of J.F.K., and the events of 9/11.
Routledge 9x6 pb [12/2010] for $29.95
Routledge 9x6 hardcover [12/2010] for $69.93
Queer History of The United States book by Michael Bronski  
"A Queer History of The United States" [2011]
by Michael Bronski

Beacon Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2011] for $18.45
Economic History of The United States book by Michael Lind  "Land of Promise: An Economic History of The United States" [2012]
by Michael Lind

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [4/2012] for $12.40
Harper 9x6 pb [4/2013] for $12.84
Harper 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2012] for $19.77
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes propaganda by dunderhead Brion McClanahan  "The Politically Incorrect Guide To Real American Heroes" [11/2012]
by Brion McClanahan, PhD

"An ideology-based whitewash that goes so far overboard . . . that it swerves precariously close to the realm of fairy tale." More accurate title for this Regnery series is 'Incorrect Guide'; contains right-wing propaganda with no relation to reality – you should not buy or read this garbage.
Smithsonian History of America in 101 Objects book by Richard Kurin  "The Smithsonian's History of America In 101 Objects" [2013]
by Richard Kurin, Foreword by C. Wayne Clough

Kindle Edition has audio & video content that works on Fire, iPhone, iPad, iPod devices
Kindle Edition with audio & video from Penguin Press [10/2013] for $21.99
Penguin Books 8¾x7 pb [10/2016] for $29.19
Penguin Press 9½x7½ hardcover [10/2013] out of print/40+ used
Our America / Hispanic History of the United States book by Felipe Fernแndez-Armesto  "Our America: A Hispanic History of The United States" [2014]
by Dr. Felipe Fernแndez-Armesto

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [1/2014] for $14.16
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [12/2014] for $13.56
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x5¾ hardcover [1/2014] for $20.93

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Selected  Movies & Television  About  General  U.S.  History

Fifty Years Before Your Eyes 1950 documentary  "Fifty Years Before Your Eyes" documentary [Warner Bros. June 1950]
"The picture that was 50 years in the making!" • Featuring archive footage of Enrico Caruso, Charles Chaplin, William F. Cody, Calvin Coolidge, Eugene V. Debs, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Tomแs Garrigue Masaryk, Lou Gehrig, Harold 'Red' Grange, Warren G. Harding, Emperor Hirohito, Herbert Hoover, Al Jolson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Fiorello LaGuardia, V.I. Lenin, Charles A. Lindbergh, Huey Long, William McKinley, Prince Charles, Knute Rockne, Will Rogers, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Lillian Russell, Babe Ruth, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman, Tsar Nicholas II, Ben Turpin, Rudolph Valentino, Pancho Villa, and Woodrow Wilson
72-minute docufilm, mostly culled from b&w newsreel footage; produced & co-written by Alfred Butterfield; directed by Robert Youngson [1917-74]; co-written by Thomas H. Wolf; narrated by Andr้ Baruch, Norman Brokenshire, Milton Cross, Dan Donaldson, Arthur Godfrey, H.V. Kalten-born, Clem McCarthy, Quentin Reynolds & Dwight Weist VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

'This Is America, Charlie Brown' animated TV mini-series   "This Is America, Charlie Brown" TV mini-series [CBS-TV 1988-89]
8-episode animated mini-series aired Oct 1988 to May 1989; the Peanutsฎ Gang visits important events in United States history: "The Mayflower Voyagers", "The Birth of The Constitution", "The Building of The Transconti-nental Railroad", "The Wright Brothers At Kitty Hawk", "The N.A.S.A. Space Station", "The Great Inventors"
(Bell, Edison, Ford), "The Smithsonian and The Presidency", and "The Music and Heroes of America"

Produced by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson; featuring voices of Bill Melendez, Erin Chase, Jason Riffle, Jason Mendelson, Brandon Stewart, Gregg Berger, Frank Welker {as Abraham Lincoln}, Brittany Thornton, Erica Gayle, Marie Cole, Curtis Andersen, Tani Taylor Powers, Hal Smith, Hakeem Abdul-Samad, Ami Foster, Brandon Horne, Jeremy Miller, Keri Houlihan
The Complete Series: Warner Home Video color DVD [6/2014] 2 disks for $19.69
series credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia

American Experience / America 1900  "American Experience: America 1900" [P.B.S./WGBH Nov 1998]
Compelling images, information, and documents about what life was like in the United States at the Turn of The Century. Co-produced, co-written & directed by David Grubin; co-written by Judy Crichton; narrated by David McCullough
DVD [8/00] out of prodn/scarce
P.B.S. Direct color VHS [7/2001] for $35.00
full credits at IMDb • P.B.S. official movie site
America 1900 The Turning Point book by Judy Crichton  Companion book "America 1900: The Turning Point - The Sweeping Story of A Pivotal Year In The Life of The Nation" [1998] by Judy Crichton
Holt Paperbacks 9x7¼ pb [5/2000] out of print/used
Henry Holt & Co. 9¼x7½ hardcover [11/98] out of print/50+ used

The Century, America's Time 1999 ABC-TV mini-series hosted by Peter Jennings  "The Century: America's Time" 15-episode mini-series [ABC-TV 1999]
Hosted by Peter Jennings; chapter titles are: (1) The Beginning: Seeds of Change; (2) 1914-1919: Shell Shock; (3) 1920-1929: Boom To Bust; (4) 1929-1936: Stormy Weather; (5) 1936-1941: Over The Edge; (6) 1941-1945: Civilians At War; (7) 1941-1945: Homefront; (8) 1946-1952: Best Years; (9) 1953-1960: Happy Days; (10) 1960-1964: Poisoned Dreams; (11) 1964-1970: Unpinned; (12) 1971-1975: Approaching The Apocalypse; (13) 1976-1980: Starting Over; (14) 1981-1989: A New World; and (15) The 90's and Beyond
ABC News Presents color VHS set [3/99] 6 tapes for $79.50
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

The Remarkable 20th Century TV documentary miniseries  "The Remarkable 20th Century: The Astonishing Events and People That Have Shaped Our Modern World"
[PBS 1999]
Ten 1-hour programs co-written & co-directed by Scott Popjes & Steven Vosburgh; narrated by Jimmy Hodson; hosted by A.B.C. network news anchor Howard K. Smith and C.B.S. network news anchor Walter Cronkite
Passport Video DVD box set [11/2004] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb • watch free promo video [1:20] at Amazon
Disk 1 - 1900s & 1910s: the Wright Brothers; Teddy Roosevelt; the Panama Canal, Thomas Edison; the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake; boxing champ Jack Johnson; the first baseball World Series; Albert Einstein; the First World War; the still-controversial film "The Birth of A Nation"; Charlie Chaplin & Rudolph Valentino; the ill-fated HMS Titanic; and sports giants Ty Cobb & Jack Dempsey; Disk 2 - 1920s & 1930s: flappers & Prohibition;
Charles Lindbergh; motion picture sound; the Scopes Monkey Trial, rising leaders Adolf Hitler & Joseph Stalin; sports greats Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Knute Rockne; the stock market crash and the Great Depression; Benito Mussolini; movies "Gone With The Wind & "The Wizard of Oz"; F.D.R.'s New Deal; boxer Joe Louis; runner Jesse Owens; and the Berlin Olympics; Disk 3 - 1940s & 1950s: World War II - from Pearl Harbor to D-Day, from the Holocaust to the death of F.D.R., to the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki; movies "Citizen Kane" & "Casablanca"; Bob Hope's U.S.O. tours; Frank Sinatra; sports greats Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson & Ted Williams; the establishment of the United Nations, the state of Israel, and the People's Republic of China; the Korean War; Fidel Castro; the preoccupation with Communism; the Space Race; the development of the H-Bomb; the civil rights movement; television; motion-picture gimmicks such as 3-D & Cinemascope; the musical revolution known as rock 'n' roll and star Elvis Presley; Disk 4 - 1960s & 1970s: the Vietnam War; the counter-culture & anti-war demonstrations; Women's Lib, Gloria Steinem & Betty Friedan; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King; the Beatles and the Rolling Stones; movies "West Side Story", "The Sound of Music", "Dr. Strangelove", and "2001: A Space Odyssey"; Richard Nixon & The Watergate Scandal; Margaret Thatcher; Henry Kissinger; terrorists striking the Munich Olympics; Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's home-run record; boxing champ Muhammad Ali; movies "The Godfather", "Star Wars", "Jaws", and "Annie Hall"; groundbreaking TV series "All In The Family" and "M*A*S*H"; Disk 5 - 1980s & 1990s: The Reagan Era: the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev, wars in Grenada & Panama; sports figures Pete Rose, Larry Bird & Mike Tyson; entertainers Michael Jackson & Madonna; hit TV show "Dallas"; the movie "E.T. The Extraterrestrial"; the rise of terrorism; Operation Desert Storm; the O.J. Simpson trial; the long-awaited release of Nelson Mandela; the impeachment of Bill Clinton; movies "Forrest Gump", "Jurassic Park", and "Pulp Fiction"

The 20th Century - A Moving Visual History 1999 TV miniseries  "The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History" documentary TV miniseries [Maljack Prodns 1999]
"Includes nearly 13 hours of programming" • full credits at IMDb
M.P.I. Home Video color/b&w DVD [5/2000] 2 disks for $53.29
Narrated by Martin Aistrope, Marty Callaghan, Mark Caselberry, Peter Dean, Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Barbara Hartmann & Wendy Snider; featuring academics, activists & historians Gar Alperovitz, Col. Stepan Borozenets, Charles Branham, Jeff Chown, Robert Daniels, John Dower, Matthew Glover, Tom Gunning, Janet Hudson, Charles King, Thomas Knapp, Bob Koester, Friedrich V. Kratochnil, Dan LaBotz, Walter LaFeber, John Logue, Manning Marable, Elaine Tyler May, Philip Morrison, Richard Murphy, Victor Navasky, William Pelz, Thomas Reeves, Miles Richards, Margaret Rung, Edward Said, Robert Slayton, Richard Stacewicz, James Startt, Yuliy Tentser, James Weinstein, and Howard Zinn; with archive footage of Marian Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Rex Bell, Humphrey Bogart, Clara Bow, Enrico Caruso, Whittaker Chambers, Charles Chaplin, Winston Churchill,
Georges Clemenceau, Michael Collins, Calvin Coolidge, Gary Cooper, Leon Czolgosz, Thomas E. Dewey, Joe DiMaggio, Amelia Earhart, Thomas A. Edison, Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor), Albert Einstein, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clark Gable, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Lou Gehrig, Benny Goodman, Texas Guinan, Hermann G๖ring, Warren G. Harding, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, Alfred Hitchcock, Adolf Hitler, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Danny Kaye, Helen Keller, Joseph P. Kennedy, Laurel & Hardy, V.I. Lenin, John L. Lewis, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles A. Lindbergh, David Lloyd George, Huey Long, Douglas MacArthur, Guglielmo Marconi, Robert R. McCormick, William McKinley, Benito Mussolini, Jawaharlal Nehru, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Philippe P้tain, Eddie Rickenbacker, Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, John D. Rockefeller, Will Rogers, Erwin Rommel, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Max Schmel-ing, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Stalin, James Stewart, Billy Sunday, William Howard Taft, Shirley Temple, Leon Trotsky, Harry S. Truman, Tsar Nicholas II, Orson Welles, Mae West, Woodrow Wilson, Walter Winchell, Orville & Wilbur Wright, and Mao Zedong

Encyclopedia of the 20th Century DVD sets  "Encyclopedia of The 20th Century: Days That Shook The World" [2003]
Directed by documentary filmmaker Gary Tarpinian • video not listed at IMDb
Madacy Records 'videobook' on DVD [DUE November 2014] 805 minutes on 6 disks for $27.99
Madacy Records 'videobook' on DVD [9/2012] 480 minutes on 4 disks for $13.98
Madacy Records color DVD set in purple tin box [1/2011] 480 minutes on 5 disks - out of prodn/used
Image Ent. color DVD set [2/2011] 480 minutes on 3 disks for $14.48

History of Your Life / The Decades Collection on DVD  "History of Your Life - The Decades Collection" [Mill Creek Ent. 2011]
the full set is 20½ hours of material; each decade disk contains the 90-minute main program, a full-length feature (or TV movie), a TV series episode, nostalgic TV commercials, one or more movie trailers, and an interactive timeline • series produced, co-written & edited by Kenny Jones; co-written & directed by Ron Meyer; co-written by Mark Reeder
The 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s Box Set
Mill Creek Ent. DVD box set [5/2013] 1227 minutes on 5 disks for $14.99
official movie site • watch official promo video [1:03] at YouTube {sound is too loud}

The Decade You Were Born 1940s DVD from Mill Creek Ent.  The Decade You Were Born 1950s DVD from Mill Creek Ent.  
The Decade You Were Born 1960s DVD from Mill Creek Ent.  The Decade You Were Born 1970s DVD from Mill Creek Ent.  
The Decade You Were Born 1980s DVD from Mill Creek Ent.  
"The Decade You Were Born: 1940s - A Decade of War and Invention" [12/2011]
Mill Creek Ent. 250-minute color DVD [8/2012] for $4.48
the feature film bonus is "Till The Clouds Roll By" [1946] starring Judy Garland; the TV bonus is the first episode of "The Lone Ranger" TV series [ABC-TV Sept 1949]
bare video credits at IMDb • watch official trailer [2:31] at YouTube
"The Decade You Were Born: 1950s - A Decade of Change In America" [12/2011]
Mill Creek Ent. 248-minute color DVD [8/2012] for $5.00
the feature film bonus is "The Last Time I Saw Paris" [1954] starring Elizabeth Taylor & Van Johnson; the TV bonus is "Dragnet: The Big .22 Rifle For Christmas" episode [NBC-TV Dec 1952] starring Jack Webb
bare video credits at IMDb • watch official trailer [2:16] at YouTube
"The Decade You Were Born: 1960s - A Decade of Hope & Promise" [12/2011]
Mill Creek Ent. 229-minute color DVD [8/2012] for $4.48
the TV movie bonus is "The Over-The-Hill Gang" [ABC-TV Oct 1969] starring Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Jack Elam & Chill Wills; the TV bonus is "Bonanza: Day of Reckoning" episode [NBC-TV Oct 1960] with guest star Ricardo Montalban
bare video credits at IMDb • watch official trailer [4:09] at YouTube
"The Decade You Were Born: 1970s - A Decade of Cultural Awakening" [12/2011]
Mill Creek Ent. 224-minute color DVD [8/2012] for $4.48
the feature film bonus is "That's the Way of The World" [June 1975] starring Harvey Keitel & Earth, Wind & Fire; the TV bonus is "Dusty's Trail" [Oct 1973] episode starring Bob Denver & Forrest Tucker
bare video credits at IMDb • watch official trailer [2:52] at YouTube
"The Decade You Were Born: 1980s - A Decade of Growth & Consumption" [12/2011]
Mill Creek Ent. 274-minute color DVD [8/2012] for $4.95
the feature film bonus is "Bail Out" [1989] starring David Hasselhoff & Linda Blair; the TV bonus is the two-part pilot episode of "21 Jump Street" [Fox-TV April 1987] starring Holly Robinson Peete & Johnny Depp
bare video credits at IMDb • watch official trailer [2:51] at YouTube

"The Untold History of The United States"
10-part TV series [Ixtlan/Showtime Oct 2012 to Jan 2013]
Directed & narrated by Oliver Stone, with historian Peter Kuznick • barest series info from IMDb
Episode 1 [13 Oct 2012] "World War II" • Episode 2 [20 Oct 2012] "Roosevelt" • Episode 3 [27 Oct 2012] "The Bomb" •
Episode 4 [3 Dec 2012] "The Cold War, 1945-50" • Episode 5 [10 Dec 2012] "The 50s" •
Episode 6 [17 Dec 2012] "JFK: To The Brink" • Episode 7 [24 Dec 2012] "Johnson, Nixon & VietNam" •
Episode 8 [31 Dec 2012] "Reagan, Gorbachev & The Third World" • Episode 9 [13 Jan 2013] "Bush and Clinton" •
Episode 10 [14 Jan 2013] "Bush and Obama"

Untold History of the United States book by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick  "The Untold History of The United States: The Companion To The Showtime Documentary Series" [2012] by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2012] for $12.99
Ebury Press 9¼x6 pb [10/2012] out of print/used
S&S/Gallery Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $17.01

"American History Collection: Prelude To Power" DVD Box Set [2014]
American History Collection Prelude To Power DVD box set   Mill Creek Ent. DVD set [10/2014] 11 disks for $21.97
five video release TV shows on 11 disks: "Abraham Lincoln: Trial By Fire" [1/1974]; "The Prize: An Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power" [1992]; "Railroads: Tracks Across America" [4/2011]; "Guns: The Evolution of Firearms" [1/2013]; and "Gangster Empire: Rise of The Mob" [7/2013]

Before & After  Columbus - up to 1600

1491, the Americas Before Columbus book by Charles C. Mann   "1491: New Revelations of The Americas Before Columbus"
[2005 bestseller] by Charles C. Mann

published outside the U.S. as "Ancient Americans" in 2005
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [10/2006] for $9.24
Knopf 9½x6 deckle-edge hardcover [8/2005] for $23.10
1492, The Year the World Began book by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto  "1492: The Year The World Began" [2009]
by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

HarperOne 9x6 pb [11/2010] for $11.24
HarperOne 9x6¼ hardcover [11/2009] for $18.97
America Before Columbus  "America Before Columbus" [National Geographic Channel Nov 2009]
When Columbus found the Americas, millions of people were already living there, vast civiliza-tions that had built cities, farms, canals, and roads. But the endless wave of explorers, traders, and settlers brought non-native plants & animals – and lethal diseases – so that in the first 100 years of contact, entire cultures were wiped out and the landscape changed forever.
Written & directed by Cristina Trebbi; featuring Victor Garber & K.J. Linhein
National Geographic Home Video color DVD [3/2010] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb
1493, the New World Columbus Created book by Charles C. Mann  
"1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created" [2011]
by Charles C. Mann

Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2011] for $16.77
Columbus Four Voyages book by Laurence Bergreen  "Columbus: The Four Voyages" [2011]
by Laurence Bergreen

Viking 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $20.83
The King's Fifth YA novel by Scott O'Dell  "The King's Fifth" [ages 12 & up; 1966] by Scott O'Dell
The year is 1541 and young mapmaker Esteban is returned to Spain from an expedition to the New World; but there are spiteful rumors that he has hidden his share of the gold and other spoils taken from the natives, and not paying the 'king's fifth' royalty is treason ... Book won the Newbery Honor in 1967, author won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1972
Kindle Edition from H.M.H.B.F.Y.R. [2006 edition] for $4.99
H.M.H. Books for Young Readers 7¾x5 pb [9/2006] for $6.26
Houghton Mifflin 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/66] for $13.24

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