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National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
(Based on 1 review)
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.


$30.00
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
(Based on 3 reviews)
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.


$19.95
The President's Photographer DVD
The President's Photographer DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

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.


$24.95
America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
(Based on 5 reviews)
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.


$24.95
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

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.


$24.95
Indian Nations of North America
Indian Nations of North America
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America —and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent. Investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans, captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.


$40.00
Inside the White House DVD
Inside the White House DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Step inside the imposing gates of the White House for a revealing visit to the most famous, yet mysterious building in America. Discover the human side of this legendary house in candid interviews with Presidents and First Ladies, and peek inside the families' rarely-seen private living quarters. Follow along as a small army of employees whirls behind the scenes in a frenzy of activity surrounding a major state dinner.


$24.95
Navajo Cops Season One DVD-R
Navajo Cops Season One DVD-R
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

In the heart of the American southwest, the 320 cops of the Navajo Police patrol some of the most rugged territory in the United States. These modern day warriors are on a mission to protect the largest Indian reservation in North America, and to preserve an ancient way of life. They must deal with big city crime like gangs, drugs, murders, and human trafficking while also protecting wildlife, cultural landmarks, and endangered archaeological sites. On a landscape straight out of the Wild West, they even square off against the supernatural, as they investigate attacks by beings with supernatural powers known as Skinwalkers.


$29.95
Secret Weapon of the Confederacy DVD-R
Secret Weapon of the Confederacy DVD-R
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

It was the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship, but after only one successful mission the H.L. Hunley vanished with its crew and lay hidden for more than a century. The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the Confederacy's secret weapon have remained an enduring mystery since the Civil War era, but now NGC has uncovered what may have brought it down.


$19.95
Atlas of the Civil War
Atlas of the Civil War
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America's most violent and pivotal clash of arms.


$40.00
Cronkite's War - Hardcover
Cronkite's War - Hardcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa across the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a brief December leave in New York City spent with his young wife, Cronkite left again on assignment for England. This time, the two would not be reunited until the end of the war in Europe. Cronkite would console himself during their absence by writing her long, detailed letters—sometimes five in a week—describing his experiences as a war correspondent, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her.


$28.00
On Board Marine One DVD
On Board Marine One DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Following up on the success of our previous special, On Board Air Force One, the National Geographic Channel takes viewers behind the scenes of Marine One to reveal the incredible challenges and imminent dangers of protecting the President.


$24.95
George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules of Civility that George Washington learned when he was a child, this book focuses on 50 of George's maxims, ranging from table manners to polite conversation to being a good citizen. Because the Rules of Civility are centuries old, this book also includes "translations" of the rules into contemporary and witty, kid-friendly explanations that any young reader can relate to. Paired with laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is a sure-fire guide to excellent etiquette.


$14.99
Dear First Lady - Softcover
Dear First Lady - Softcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Following the success of their collaboration Dear Mr. President, Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson joined forces again to produce this charming collection of correspondence to and from First Ladies during their time in the White House.


$14.95
$9.95