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History of American Presidents

National Geographic Classics: American Presidents DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: American Presidents DVD Collection
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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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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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Public and Private: Twenty Years of Photographing the Presidency
Public and Private: Twenty Years of Photographing the Presidency
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Extraordinary images from Time magazine's award-winning White House photographer, Diana Walker, offer unprecedented access to both the public and private sides of six Presidencies, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush. Missing no detail, Walker's expert lens has captured world leaders, Congressional insiders, the White House press corps, and family moments away from the spotlight, including the Bushes at Kennebunkport and Bill and Hillary Clinton on safari in Botswana. Humorous and heartbreaking, joyful and serious, these revealing images provide a new and unexpected understanding of leaders we thought we knew so well. With a foreword by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, memories and perspectives contributed by the photographs' subjects, and Walker's own anecdotes, Public & Private is a unique and fascinating contribution to the record of America's highest office.
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Inside American Powers DVD Set
Inside American Powers DVD Set
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Join National Geographic for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into three legendary American institutions.


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Dear Mr. President - Hardcover
Dear Mr. President - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

From Civil War era letters to emails from space, Dear Mr. President showcases a unique and touching collection of heartwarming, and often heartbreaking, correspondence from famous and infamous people to the most important man in the United States. Culled from the extensive holdings of the National Archives, this carefully selected collection of letters spans from the earliest days of the Republic to the present. Dear Mr. President reproduces 75 letters from everyday citizens and some quite famous people: John Glenn, Elvis Presley, Walt Disney, Ho Chi Minh, Nikita Kruschev, Upton Sinclair, John Steinbeck, Robert Kennedy, and many more. Savor this charming walk through American history through the eyes of ordinary and extraordinary people writing to their President.


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Our Country's Presidents, 4th Edition
Our Country's Presidents, 4th Edition
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Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the president—waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description. Each president has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.


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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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Killing Lincoln DVD
Killing Lincoln DVD
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the newly forming union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this insightful thriller. As actor John Wilkes Booth becomes increasingly obsessed with removing Lincoln from office, a secret cabal forms, and ultimately empowers Booth to carry out an event that will change America forever. Narrated by Oscar® Winner Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, this historical masterpiece stars Billy Campbell (TV’s “The Killing”) in a spectacular turn as President Lincoln.


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Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Disc
Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Disc
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the newly forming union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this insightful thriller. As actor John Wilkes Booth becomes increasingly obsessed with removing Lincoln from office, a secret cabal forms, and ultimately empowers Booth to carry out an event that will change America forever. Narrated by Oscar® Winner Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, this historical masterpiece stars Billy Campbell (TV’s “The Killing”) in a spectacular turn as President Lincoln.


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On Board Marine One DVD
On Board Marine One DVD
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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.


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Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Special Edition DVD
Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Special Edition DVD
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At the height of the Second World War, a young Navy Lieutenant stood at the helm of a U.S. patrol boat and in one ill-starred night made his mark in the annals of history. That young man later became on of the most popular Presidents of the US—John Fitzgerald Kennedy. National Geographic reveals the true story behind the legend—a more complex, more intriguing tale than we were ever led to believe. Famed ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard will travel to the Solomon Islands to find the sunken wreck of Kennedy's boat, the PT-109. Through eyewitness accounts of survivors, local islanders and other PT crews on patrol that night, along with powerful footage from the war in the Pacific, we retell the remarkable story of JFK's heroic struggle to rally his crew and get them safely to shore and explore the controversies that have swirled around the boat's sinking.


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Lincoln's Secret Killer DVD-R
Lincoln's Secret Killer DVD-R
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Was Abraham Lincoln dying of cancer when he was killed? National Geographic is on the front lines as scientists attempt to solve a genetic mystery—using a piece of fabric stained with the president's blood to run DNA analysis.


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Inside the White House DVD
Inside the White House DVD
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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.


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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
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This handsomely illustrated volume commemorates Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday and gives rare insight into the President who shook the world. This is the official book of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), its pages offering stories, anecdotes, and never-before-seen images and artifacts from the museum's vault.


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The Hunt for Lincoln's Assassin DVD
The Hunt for Lincoln's Assassin DVD
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Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865. As the nation celebrates the end of the Civil War, an angry man strikes a final blow for the South. John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln in front of a thousand horrified onlookers and simply disappears into the night. For almost two weeks following, he is able to elude thousands of searchers in one of the largest manhunts in United States history. Now, the National Geographic examines one of the struggling nation's darkest hours by investigating Booth's daring escape attempt in The Hunt for Lincoln's Assassin.


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The Real George Washington DVD
The Real George Washington DVD
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Founding father, commander of the Continental Army and America's first president—George Washington's face is as familiar as the dollar bill. Today, archaeologists, scientists and historians are applying innovative forensic techniques to reveal the man behind the myth. We join a team, funded by the National Geographic Society, that has discovered the ruins of George Washington's childhood home—its exact location had been a mystery until now. As they comb the site, they unearth two cellars and a collection of incredible artifacts that help set the record straight on his fabled youth. Then, despite Washington's dignified image, we learn he engaged in the dirty business of espionage. During the American Revolution, he habitually used secret codes, invisible ink and misinformation to deceive the British. We also unearth reminders of his intimate relationship with slavery at his Mount Vernon estate and executive mansion. Finally, watch forensic investigators re-create Washington's face—not as painters and sculptors have romanticized him, but as The Real George Washington.


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George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
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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.


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JFK: The Final Hours DVD-R
JFK: The Final Hours DVD-R
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Few events have been more scrutinized than the minutes and hours following the fatal bullets fired by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been analyzed repeatedly from every angle and every perspective, but this leaves us with no real insight into his humanity. JFK: The Final Hours reveals both in-depth and birds-eye views of the final day of Kennedy’s life through firsthand accounts


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George vs. George - Hardcover
George vs. George - Hardcover
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Author-illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leaders—George Washington and King George III—with two very different viewpoints. In contrast to many American history books, George vs. George allows kids to view the events from both sides—with a pinch of humor. Impeccably researched narrative and detailed full-color paintings show glimpses of life in both England and Colonial America and present a broad view of the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.


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Dear First Lady - Softcover
Dear First Lady - Softcover
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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.


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Thomas Jefferson Travels - Softcover
Thomas Jefferson Travels - Softcover
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Acclaimed travel and adventure expert Anthony Brandt illuminates Jefferson's inspiring voice, restless imagination and penetrating intelligence, drawing on his voluminous travel diaries and personal correspondence to reveal the man himself and the world in which he played such a vital role.


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Killing Kennedy Blu-ray
Killing Kennedy Blu-ray
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The event that shocked the world and changed the course of American history is now revealed in a new light. From Producer Ridley Scott, based on the best seller by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, comes this illuminating thriller presented here in a never-before-seen extended cut.


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Killing Kennedy DVD
Killing Kennedy DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

The event that shocked the world and changed the course of American history is now revealed in a new light. From Producer Ridley Scott, based on the best seller by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, comes this illuminating thriller presented here in a never-before-seen extended cut.


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George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview DVD-R
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview DVD-R
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Until now, former president George W. Bush, has never discussed on camera what he was thinking and feeling, and what drove his real-time, life-or-death decisions in the first minutes, hours and days after the attacks of September 11, 2001.


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