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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.


$40.00
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
Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Witness the wrenching story of the collapse of the Romanov dynasty. Nicholas II had absolute power over his vast realm, yet he was helpless in the face of his son's hemophilia. Enter Rasputin, a wild-living Siberian "holy man" whose apparent ability to heal the heir won him the loyalty of Empress Alexandra—to the dismay of almost everyone else.


$19.95
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
The Gospel of Judas DVD
The Gospel of Judas DVD
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Religion

He's one of the most hated men in history: Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus. For centuries, his name has meant treachery and deceit. Hidden for nearly two thousand years, an ancient Gospel emerges from the sands of Egypt that tells a very different version of the last days of Jesus and questions the portrait of Judas Iscariot as the evil apostle.


$24.95
$4.99
Birth of Civilization DVD
Birth of Civilization DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

The Earth has witnessed the birth, growth and disappearance of numerous species. But one species, Homo sapiens, set off to conquer the world. Man hunted and domesticated animals, built cities, developed complex civilizations, and also created war in his quest to dominate throughout time.


$24.95
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Tutankhamun has mesmerized the world ever since Howard Carter's dramatic discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, a priceless trove that casts a spell on everyone that sees it. In this richly illustrated book, Egypt's leading archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, chronicles the Boy King and the royal dynasty that bred him.


$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
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
Inside Hurricane Katrina DVD
Inside Hurricane Katrina DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina, a category four hurricane, hits land and storms across Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, leaving in her wake a trail of devastation. Now, in this television special, the National Geographic Channel will take viewers on an in-depth examination of Katrina and uncover the decisions and circumstances that impacted countless Gulf of Mexico residents. Why were so many people left in the path of the storm and why was the response so delayed?


$24.95
$1.99
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
In the Shadow of Vesuvius DVD Exclusive
In the Shadow of Vesuvius DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Natural Disasters

Since the days of the Roman Empire, Italy's Mount Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times, devastating whole cities and towns. At Herculaneum, archaeologists found human skeletons in a fatal embrace. Although Vesuvius is sleeping now, this active volcano is never far from the minds of the two million people who live in its shadow.


$19.95
Ballad of the Irish Horse DVD Exclusive
Ballad of the Irish Horse DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Over the centuries, horses have captured hearts and minds of the Irish people. Nurtured by the mild climate and rich grasses, the horses of Ireland have always flourished. From magnificent wild stallions to sturdy work ponies and the elegant racing thoroughbreds—Ireland's horses are an enduring part of the country's history, work, and play. A romantic portrait of man and animal for viewers to treasure.


$19.95
The Photographers DVD
The Photographers DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

Find out what it's like to travel, explore and ''get the shot'' on assignment with the celebrated photographers of National Geographic. You'll hear the secrets of these remarkable men and women—the dangers they face, and the lives they lead for the love of their craft. And discover the remarkable talent required to take pictures that make history, as you gain a fascinating new perspective on the world through the eyes of The Photographers.


$24.95