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National Geographic Almanac of American History - Softcover
National Geographic Almanac of American History - Softcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History
Featuring stunning images, revealing maps, historic facts, and concise analysis, the National Geographic Almanac of American History is carefully balanced to provide readers with a deeper comprehension of United States history.

The Almanac is unparalleled in its reader–friendly format: the book's four major sections are enhanced by a thorough table of contents, a detailed index, and bibliography, plus a feature on how to use the book.

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National Geographic Classics: American Presidents DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: American Presidents DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

National Geographic reveals intimate portraits and hidden secrets behind some of the most powerful presidents in American history—Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and George W. Bush—in this collection of National Geographic specials.


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Inside American Powers DVD Set
Inside American Powers DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Join National Geographic for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into three legendary American institutions.


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Legacy: Treasures of Black History
Legacy: Treasures of Black History
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

From its introduction by the distinguished John Hope Franklin to the bibliography and extensive index, Legacy represents a major new contribution to African-American history. The Black experience and its impact on our nation come alive in 12 chapters that sweep from ancient Africa and the slave trade to the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era; and the modern Civil Rights and Black Power/Black Arts movements.


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Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

After the Civil War, the South went through a period of rebuilding, termed Reconstruction, but because many white people in the South were not ready to accept African Americans as equals, unfair laws were passed which restricted the rights of blacks. These Black Codes and Jim Crow laws left African Americans in a segregated world.

Life was better in the north in many ways for African Americans. The 1920s brought jobs and money—until The Great Depression hit. The Depression made times more difficult and left many homeless and jobless. The Harlem Renaissance ended, and many blacks left the cities seeking jobs wherever they could find them. Despite the hard times that followed, the Great Migration had brought many blessings for African Americans.


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Lincoln: American Mastermind DVD Exclusive
Lincoln: American Mastermind DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Campaigning for 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln arrived onto the national stage as "Honest Abe." But was he really a simple frontiersman or a brilliant strategist who manipulated his public image, using newspapers, photography, and even folksy imagery to win over voters? Lincoln's abilities may have begun in the backwoods, but he applied them throughout his life—honing his powers of persuasion in courtrooms across Illinois, running for a Senate seat and dealing with national crisis as the president. With the combination of dramatic re-creations, scientific discoveries, rare photos and interviews with historians, National Geographic reveals the hidden side of Lincoln and the well-orchestrated moves that took him all the way to the White House.


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National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It's a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery—big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic dimensions and emotive power. Unparalleled images—some iconic, some rarely or never-before seen—speak to the powerful forces of nature and culture at work in the West and showcase the region as never before.


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Collision with History
Collision with History
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On patrol in the Pacific in 1943, a U.S. Navy vessel is cut in half by an enemy destroyer. Its young skipper saves most of his crew, despite his own injuries… and goes on to become President of the United States. In this riveting new book, Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard takes you on his quest for John F. Kennedy's lost boat, PT-109. Archival photographs and personal stories bear witness to wartime danger and heroism.
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Inside the American Mob DVD
Inside the American Mob DVD
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In 1971, mob boss Joe Colombo is so brazen that he takes on the FBI itself, but other bosses don't like the publicity. When Colombo is shot, it marks the beginning of a sea of change in the mob as a new generation of gangsters and law enforcement officials go head to head in the streets of New York City.


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American Hostage DVD-R
American Hostage DVD-R
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It's everyone's worst nightmare: kidnapped in a foreign country, held indefinitely in horrific conditions, at the mercy of political forces and the will of extremists. Now, on the 20th anniversary of his release, Explorer goes inside this shadow world with America's most iconic hostage—journalist Terry Anderson—who was held for nearly 7 years in Lebanon by radical Muslims. Anderson's fellow hostages, his family, and the man who risked everything to free him take us inside one of the most harrowing experiences imaginable.


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American Doomsday DVD-R
American Doomsday DVD-R
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America's Doomsday plan. It's the government's ultimate playbook, with a strategy for even the darkest hours—developed when Cold War tensions were high, but never used until 9/11. In American Doomsday, fly in an E4-B—the president's command, control, and communications center for times of national catastrophe; go inside the secret bunker used by government officials on September 11; and witness how the luxurious Greenbrier Resort became a critical, top secret congressional bunker.


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American Weed DVD-R
American Weed DVD-R
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Colorado is experiencing its second gold rush, only this time around it’s being called the "green rush." It’s all about medical marijuana, which is fast becoming a very big business. National Geographic goes deep inside this brand-new cannabis culture by following an exceptional group of Colorado residents—growers, patients, dispensary owners, cops, caregivers, entrepreneurs, advocates and opponents—as their lives are transformed by medical marijuana.


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American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Meet the Hutterites—a small religious colony in rural Montana who holds desperately to their sacred traditions while fighting the modern temptations of the outside world. King Colony is made up of 59 people and they are almost all related. This family lives together, works together, and worships God together, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives. And, like any family, this one doesn’t always agree. Most of the colony is holding tight to the age-old traditions of their ancestors, while others are flirting with modern society. Some feel that bringing modern technology, education, and ideas into the colony will only help it, while others fear that this modern way of thinking threatens their very existence. We follow the men, the women, the young, and the old, as they strive to live as proper Hutterites. Some will succeed, some will fail, and everyone will have a choice to make. This is the very first glimpse into the world of the Hutterites.


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American Chainsaw, Season One DVD-R
American Chainsaw, Season One DVD-R
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Whether creating for royalty, celebs, hotels, or lucky fans, "The Machine" Jesse Green has just one humble goal: to bring his self-proclaimed “eco art” to the whole world. It’s a family affair for Jesse—a former truck driver, occasional hard-rock front man, and one of the world’s premiere chainsaw sculptors—as he and the rest of his quirky crew carve masterpieces out of wood at his New England-based studio. Together they must overcome challenging projects, difficult clients, and dangerous materials to create works of art that push the boundaries of creativity.


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American Gypsies DVD-R
American Gypsies DVD-R
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Meet the Johns family: a burly middle-aged business man with big dreams, a psychic grandmother, an ailing father and family patriarch, a hot-headed younger brother, a daughter with an eye on a scandalous acting career, a nephew who is dating a rival family's daughter and a son who hardly seems ready to take on the family business.


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American Transgender DVD-R
American Transgender DVD-R
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Male or female, boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought- but for some people, the answer isn’t so simple. This special takes us firsthand into the daily lives of three people who are transgender, revealing a remarkable slice of life. We witness their struggles and triumphs, and experience their hopes and fears. How do they manage at work, build careers, maintain friendships, and nurture lasting personal partnerships? Each of the characters in the film tells their story in their own words as we follow them through life’s daily battles and victories both large and small.


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Sex for Sale: American Escort DVD-R
Sex for Sale: American Escort DVD-R
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Mariana van Zeller journeys to the heart of the American escort industry and uncovers the gritty reality behind the supply and demand of high-end sex work.


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American Blackout DVD
American Blackout DVD
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What if the Doomsday Preppers were right all along? Hacking into urban infrastructures isn’t science fiction anymore—it’s in the news every day. In this docudrama, National Geographic asks the question: When the lights go out, what do we do next?


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American War Generals DVD
American War Generals DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

American War Generals is the story of how the Army's withdrawal from Vietnam shaped America's future wars and the generals who fought them. "We think if we go to war we automatically win," General Stanley McChrystal tells us. "I realized in the summer of 2005 that we were in a very difficult fight in Iraq and there was every possibility we could lose." In this two-hour special, America's leading combat generals talk about how they spent their careers training to fight a conventional enemy like the Soviet Union, with tanks, clear frontlines and an enemy in uniform, but then found themselves bogged down fighting guerrilla wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11—the very type of war the Army hoped it would never again fight after Vietnam. Special Features: Behind the Scenes.


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An American Idea
An American Idea
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

The national park system ranks among America’s most magnificent achievements and the story of its creation reveals how the country’s landscape shaped our history and character and continues to do so almost 175 years after painter George Catlin first proposed "a nation's Park."


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Atlas of the Indian Nations
Atlas of the Indian Nations
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Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell. This illustrated atlas is perfect for fans of S. C. Gwynne's captivating book Empire of the Summer Moon, Hampton Side's Blood and Thunder, and National Geographic atlases, as well as those fascinated with the Old West. Organized by region, this encyclopedic reference details Indian tribes' beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances and animosities, key historical events, and more. See the linguistic groupings and understand the constantly shifting, overlapping boundaries of the tribes. Follow the movement, growth, decline, and continuity of Indian nations and their lifestyles.


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The Untold Civil War
The Untold Civil War
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far more mundane factor: access to fresh water? How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U.S. Postal Service? Did President Lincoln really age so dramatically during the course of the war, or was a rare disease to blame for the shocking difference in images of him from before and during the war? From overlooked elements, such as the role of weather, health, and high emotions, to the world-changing effect of the rise of female workers, to the many "firsts" including the introduction of standard time, pre-sized clothing, canned goods, toilets, and Santa Claus, The Untold Civil War reveals new facets of a seemingly well-known slice of American history, just in time to commemorate its 150th anniversary.


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Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

In the wake of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, National Geographic follows descendants of ordinary Americans as they embark on personal journeys to discover the stories of their ancestors in the bloodiest war in American history.


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1001 Events That Made America - Softcover
1001 Events That Made America - Softcover
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For some, patriotism means flags and parades, for others it means ''My country right or wrong.'' But true patriotism is more complex than that and, as Alan Axelrod observes in this revealing review of our history, is built on a bedrock of understanding—who we are as individuals and as a nation, how our ideals and our democracy have evolved, and what it really means to be an American. It's a challenge that calls for an open mind and a clear perspective on the people, events, and issues that shape our society—exactly what 1001 Events That Made America provides.


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The World Made New
The World Made New
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Show children the bigger context of American history. Written by award-winning children's author Marc Aronson with John W. Glenn, this innovative title leads children through the causes and consequences of the defining age of exploration.


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The Making of America, Revised Edition
The Making of America, Revised Edition
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Trace 500 years of American history in this fascinating family reference—now updated to include the most significant developments of our time. You’ll pore over landmark events, intriguing facts, and compelling biographies. Period art and photography bring past events to life. Maps detail the course of wars, migration, and expansion. Illustrated time lines present history at a glance.


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The President's Photographer DVD
The President's Photographer DVD
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Peter Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the President’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the President’s shadow.

With unprecedented access, National Geographic follows the President’s photographer inside the Obama White House—aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world—for history. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.


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America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells us that America wasn't exactly a "New World," but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. But after Columbus set foot in the Americas, an endless wave of explorers, conquistadors and settlers arrived, and with each of their ships came a Noah's Ark of plants, animals—and disease. In the first 100 years of contact, entire civilizations were wiped out and the landscape was changed forever.


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The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
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For nearly 45 years, hundreds of hours of news footage and radio reports quietly languished in Dallas—first kept under wraps by the local news stations who owned them, then in the vault of a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the day John F. Kennedy was killed.


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1862: Fredericksburg
1862: Fredericksburg
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Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War. 1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.


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